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Digital Disruption

All around the maritime industry businesses are on the lookout for the digital disruptor. The threat of a tech-led business overturning the industry, rewriting its rules and shifting its balance of power could come from within, or from one of the established tech giants with sprawling logistics businesses. The maritime industry will look and feel very different in ten years’ time, thanks to new technologies and news ways of working.  


GT Nexus looks to capitalise on container shipping's digital drive

Cloud-software giant confident that the e-commerce platform will finally fulfill its potential

United States North America Ports and Logistics



Wilhelmsen Ship Management moves HQ from Malaysia to Singapore in digitalisation drive

Company aims to tap into the city-state's trend towards digital innovation to grow business

Asia Pacific Singapore Malaysia

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First shipping blockchain ‘IPO 2.0’ forecast for 2019

UK-based start-up Value on Chain says that its blockchain-based platform will help open up the industry to new investment

International Technology and Innovation

Index-linked contracts open the door for container freight derivatives

Carriers and shippers should look to index-linked contracts to reduce volatility and avoid contract breaches

Containers International

Gil Ofer launches MaritimeTech Accelerator programme

The mentorship-driven start-up accelerator partnership will be the first of its kind to target the maritime industry

Singapore Ship Management

Zim moves ahead with blockchain after trials

Pilot found that blockchain technology can not only replace paper, but also improve current activities which rely on emails, fax and other existing tools

International Technology and Innovation

Industry partners eye blockchain records for seafarer certification

BLOC and Lloyd’s Register Foundation has started work on the second of three Maritime Blockchain Labs demonstrator projects. This focuses on the streamlining and management of engineer officer documentation

International Lloyds Register

Autonomous shipping set for next step

Finferries’ vessel Falco has been operated autonomously and controlled remotely. It is the next step in progress towards a digital future for shipping. However we should expect the occasional bump along the way

Rolls-Royce Technology and Innovation

Finferries demonstrates world-first autonomous vessel

Finferries, the Finnish state-owned operator, has successfully demonstrated the world’s first fully autonomous and remotely controlled ferry, using Rolls-Royce Marine technologies

Finland Rolls-Royce

The path to shipping’s digital era will be taken with baby steps

Though the technology is available, implementation will be piecemeal, with regulation to follow

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