What are the opportunities set up by Shipping 4.0 and what impact do they have on the implementation of innovative ecological technologies in the marine field? Federica Barbaro, CEO of PB Tankers, launches the challenge to the audience of the Millennials Ambassadors Forum (MAF), the think tank aimed at the mentorship of the new generations who want to join the entrepreneurial market with successful projects.
During the “Connecting Generations” panel, held on November 7 at Nuvola Lavazza in Turin, Federica Barbaro shared the story of PB Tankers with the young audience, presenting the results of the Company and its future scenarios and launching a challenge for the #IdeasWork contest, dedicated to ecology and innovation, on the use of the Internet of Things applied to Shipping.
In fact, Gruppo Barbaro and PB Tankers have always anticipated regulations by choosing to take virtuous paths to reduce the environmental impact: it was decided to apply for ISO 14001 certification and to translate this commitment into concrete actions, for example by equipping each ship with sensors to measure consumption in real time. The challenge proposed to the Millennials has thus had the purpose to bring to light an aspect of fundamental importance in the Shipping field, encouraging problem solving and the ability to deepen matters and to achieve a common goal: to identify possible solutions in the data collection and processing in order to exploit new technologies dedicated to reducing environmental impact.
A challenge caught up with enthusiasm by the young participants, who will present their projects by January 31, 2019 and that will see the first five classified win the opportunity to present their ideas to the PB Tankers management team in the Roman headquarters of the company with the possibility to have a direct comparison with the team responsible for ship management.