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Digitalisation of the maritime sector may be progressing at a slower rate than in certain other sectors, but new technologies are gradually being integrated. Innovations such as artificial intelligence, the ‘internet of things’ and ‘smart’ ports are all on the horizon. However, challenges and concerns remain in regard to regulation, training, liabilities and costs

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Advisers and partners needed for reluctant converts

Regulatory pressure has compelled maritime companies to be more data-driven in their culture and organisation; however, there is a bewildering array of applications available

Cyber risk casts shadow over digital transformation

The push for digitalisation and interconnectivity is making shipping an increasing target for cyber attacks

Data analysis in shipping: There is no shortcut

Data-driven decision-making is a priority for most businesses, though the digitalisation process feels out of reach for many; it is not  but it requires engagement, a bit of expertise and some enthusiasm

Resistance to change is limiting digital transformation

Most companies begin with digitalisation and technology, but it’s the wrong place to start; knowing corporate objectives and understating why digitalisation is the way to achieve them is the first step

Will CII be maritime’s digital game-changer?

Measures to tackle shipping’s carbon intensity could accelerate a new wave of digital tools and technologies, as owners look to make the efficiency grade

Why innovation adds risk and what to do about it

Decarbonisation and digitalisation demand a reassessment of maritime safety. Technology will aid safety as well as efficiency. This is why safety must be built into innovation rather than bolted on

Online booking platform Freightos raises $80m after merger deal

Freightos lists on the tech-heavy Nasdaq amid a slowdown in global trade

Blockchain-enabled guarantee of origin and marking can address well-to-wake

Report suggests alternative methods, such as blockchain-enabled guarantee of origin and physical marking, to assess lifecycle emissions of alternative marine fuels

Cosco issues first bulk electronic bill of lading over blockchain platform

The Cosco unit, which operates a fleet of specialised carriers for the parent conglomerate, has joined GSBN as a new member

Industry survey dispels myths of digitalisation for shipping

Although there is no one-size-fits-all digital solution, shipping must adopt a mindset that accepts a small upfront cost to set up a platform on to which functionality can be added step by step

Zim invests in Israeli fintech start-up

Tel-Aviv headquartered start-up emerges from stealth mode with $11m in seed funding and $100m revolving credit facility that can be extended to $200m

DNV fleet management system hit by cyber attack

Incident follows attacks on the port of Lisbon and Voyager Worldwide

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