Acronym – Definition

  • DSS – Deep Sea Shipping: Refers to the maritime transport of goods on intercontinental routes, crossing oceans; as opposed to short sea shipping over relatively short distances.
  • GLE crane: GLE electric variable frequency drive (VFD) cranes are self-contained units with all machinery enclosed in the crane housing.
  • HMI – Human-Machine Interface: User interface or dashboard that connects a person to a machine, system, or device.
  • ML – Machine Learning: An application of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides systems the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed.
  • Pax – Passenger Vessel: Passenger ships – usually defined as a ship carrying more than 12 passengers – on international voyages must comply with all relevant IMO regulations, including those in the SOLAS and Load Lines Conventions.
  • RoPax – Roll On-Roll-Off ship/ferry: The roll-on/roll-off ship is one of the most successful types operating today. Its flexibility, ability to integrate with other transport systems and speed of operation have made it extremely popular on many shipping routes
  • SMB – Seakeeping and Manoeuvring Basin: Accurate representation of a ship and its ride control elements in relevant wave conditions for verifying performance and safety.
  • SSS – Short Sea Shipping: The maritime transport of goods over relatively short distances, as opposed to the intercontinental cross-ocean deep sea shipping.
  • TEN-T Network – Trans-European Transport Network: The Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) policy addresses the implementation and development of a Europe-wide network of railway lines, roads, inland waterways, maritime shipping routes, ports, airports and railroad terminals