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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


BIMCO to push uptake of electronic bills of lading

Campaign sets target for some of the world’s largest dry bulk operators to try to move 25% of their annual seaborne trade volume for at least one commodity using electronic bills of lading by 2025

ABS affiliate in partnership with Marlink on digital transformation

ABS Wavesight and Marlink agree to collaborate on expediting digital transformation among shared client base

GSBN tests blockchain solution for safer shipping of chemical cargoes

Shipping network has completed a venture with Cosco Shipping, OOCL and a research institute, on the exchange of safety certificates for the transportation of chemical cargo using blockchain technology

Greek maritime law gets biggest shake-up since 1950s

Existing regulations seen as incomplete, inadequate or outdated get the boot in move designed to enhance certainty and transparency over the operation and legal status of ships

Former Metis chief to run ZeroNorth vessel-optimisation unit

Competition increasing to provide digital and other ‘green’ solutions to Greek shipowners

Digital progress requires sweeping away deep-rooted technophobia

Digital disruption is unlikely in shipping because of the industry’s complexity and fragmentation. Key elements in change will be diversity thinking and digital leadership, speakers confirm

Democratisation of data is best hope for sustainable shipping

There’s no one-size-fits-all digital solution and trying to develop proprietary software is a waste of money, says study

Singapore agrees maritime and port co-operation with Vietnam

Port authorities will explore collaboration and exchange views on areas including digitalisation, port state control inspection, maritime training of personnel, and green shipping initiatives

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

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