The Shipdex Protocol Steering Committee (SPSC) and Maintenance Group (SPMG) will meet at Alfa Laval premises in Tumba – Stockholm

SPMG meeting.
the meeting is mostly focused to complete and release the first issue of the document "Shipdex Best Practices for Manufacturers". This document has been developed by the following Shipdex founder members:
– Alfa Laval
– Cargotec
– Man Diesel and Turbo
in cooperation with SpecTec as Shipdex technical manager.

The "Shipdex Best Practices for Manufacturers" document describes Shipdex dataset production methods and techniques and suggests choices to be taken to develop a fully compliant Shipdex dataset reducing the authoring effort and saving time and money.

This document is addressed to all manufacturers that wishes to develop Shipdex datasets for the first time. It will be available soon on the Shipdex website ( – Registered Member Area – Documents. 

The SPMG meeting will also analyse the latest Change Proposal Forms (CPF) issued by Registered Members.
Changes and improvements originated from accepted CPFs will be incorporated into the upcoming Shipdex 2.2

SPSC meeting
The SPSC meeting is mostly focused to decide and plan the next Shipdex promotional activities as seminars and training courses to be organized around the world.
The next SPMG and SPSC meetings will be planned as well.