The CEO of Marine Data Solution (MDSol), South Africa concerning the modern marine technologiesmark
i. PMAWCA E-News: What is your opinion on the just concluded 3rd meeting of PMAWCA harbor Master’s network organized by PMAWCA Secretariat in Cape Town?
MD of MDSol: That is was a great success and with my involvement in various associations around the globe, I commend PMAWCA for being a vibrant and very active association, which I’m proud to be part of. The discussions was very practical and addressed the everyday issues that the Harbour Masters are faced with.
ii. PMAWCA E-News: What level do you think West and Central African Ports are concerning modern marine technologies, maritime security, security information tools and the general knowledge of the maritime domain? What are your suggestions on how these services can be improved?
MD of MDSol: I do believe the level of knowledge is very high, already very good technologies has been implemented and used. The next steps and recommendations would be to assess the gaps, ensure that integration of technologies takes place and to harness the data generated by the technologies to give momentum to the transformation of the West and Central African Ports into “smart ports”
iii. PMAWCA E-News: What are the development prospects of your partnership with PMAWCA Secretariat in general, and the ports within the PMAWCA region in particular?
MD of MDSol: Marine Data Solutions can play a vital role as an African company to ensure that it contributes to PMAWCA’s goals and to ensure that the ports remain “world class” and that Africa becomes the “centre of excellence for maritime trade and safety”
PMAWCA E-News: May we have your parting words?
MD of MDSol: The role, importance and impact of PMAWCA cannot be over stated and the association together with its members (including Marine Data Solutions) can play a vital role in addressing the need to eradicate poverty, making a positive impact on the people of Africa. I’m extremely proud to be a member of PMAWCA.
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