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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Coronavirus is catalysing innovation in shipping

Listen to the latest edition of Lloyd’s List’s weekly podcast — your free weekly briefing on the stories shaping shipping

Shipping’s new normal of remote working may turn out to be more efficient than the air-mile eating customs of old. Could coronavirus spark a renaissance in shipping, turbo charging digital developments and cultivating collaboration and data standardisation along the way? This week the podcast focuses on maritime innovation and entrepreneurship, featuring insights from Roger Holm, president of Wärtsilä’s marine power business and Matt Heider, chief executive of Nautilus Labs, one of the industry’s new wave of technology firms that specialises in ocean commerce artificial intelligence

WE are talking innovation this week on the podcast — specifically we're interested in how businesses are working around the current covid restrictions and whether it will catalyse new ideas.

It’s fair to say that traditional solutions have been put to the test and found wanting.

Could coronavirus spark a renaissance in shipping, turbo charging the digital developments the industry had so eagerly scoped out over the past few years, but in many cases only paid lip service to in terms of tangible investment?

In working around the challenges imposed by the current remote working requirements are digital efficiencies being found?

Or are those suggesting that it may in fact delay investment in new tech for two-three years closer to the mark?

To discuss these questions, Lloyd’s List Editor Richard Meade is joined by two experts this week, each representing companies looking at innovation in shipping, albeit from a different perspective and scale.

Roger Holm is the president of Wärtsilä’s international marine power business and Matt Heider is the chief executive of Nautilus Labs, one of the industry’s new wave of technology firms that specialises in ocean commerce artificial intelligence.

Richard starts this week talking to Roger about the shipping industry’s ‘new normal’ and whether the workarounds that have been hastily developed online will last as a more permanent approach to doing business more efficiently. Then then he moves on to Matt for a view on innovation, entrepreneurship and the opportunities that present themselves in a crisis.

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