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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


Singapore and Australia to set up green corridor by end of 2025

The two countries have followed up on the the Green Shipping Cooperation initiative outlined in the Singapore-Australia Green Economy Agreement in October 2022. Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and Australia’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts are the lead agencies and will work closely with port operators, relevant jurisdictions and maritime and energy value chain stakeholders

Nippon Steel signs up for MOL’s supply chain platform

The ‘Lighthouse’ platform allows shippers and vessel operators to safely, unitarily and in real-time, share and monitor various kinds of information related to ocean transport, such as vessel schedules, weather and ocean conditions, as well as data related to cargoes and contracts, on a customised basis

Fragmented regulation now a top risk for shipping, ICS survey finds

Most respondents saw increased levels of risk, related to political and financial instability because of the conflict in Ukraine and rising inflation in many economies

Rotterdam-Singapore green corridor seeks liners’ commitment

The initiative aims to have the first vessel in the water by 2027 and demonstrate all future fuel choices

Wärtsilä signs decarbonisation and digitalisation deal with Singapore

Partners also planning development of an operational concept for vessels and harbour craft using AI-based monitoring, tracking and incident response

Class societies to collaborate on maritime digitalisation

Collaboration involving the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and eight classification societies could cover low-carbon marine fuels, such as methanol and ammonia

Los Angeles and Long Beach ports build shipping corridor link with Singapore

Three ports will work with industry to accelerate the decarbonisation of the maritime industry

Chinese port autonomous truck maker eyes further expansion

Shanghai-based Westwell has chosen to team up with global operators to extend its reach to more markets

MPA backs BIMCO’s campaign to accelerate adoption of eBLs in dry bulk sector

Launched last month, BIMCO’s 25 by 25 campaign aims to encourage important players in the bulk sector to move 25% of their annual seaborne trade volume for at least one commodity by using electronic bills of lading by 2025

Musk and Wozniak can relax. Artificial intelligence will help not hinder shipping

AI can crunch the data for vetting, sanctions compliance, CII and even some commercial considerations, leaving industry professionals more time to make the correct decisions

Meratus to offer smart container tracking

Smart container devices have been available for some time. The momentum behind the technology is now picking up

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