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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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Hong Kong shipmanagers end difficult year on positive note

Hong Kong is simply seen as a great place to do shipmanagement because of factors such as the fundamental commitment of the government to support shipping and shipmanagement. However, the shipbuilding sector is not expected to come out of the crisis doing as well, and the global consolidation process among shipyards will likely be accelerated

Owners’ primary drivers of digitalisation revealed in new survey

All attendees to the webinar will receive full access to the Digitalisation Uncovered publication, which includes interviews with ABB, Bureau Veritas, G2Ocean, Hempel, Nautilus Labs, Tomini Group, Vikand, and Waterfront Maritime Services

Shipping’s cyber readiness mixed ahead of IMO deadline

High-profile cyber attacks and the impending IMO 2021 requirement for shipping to get its digital house in order have sent shipowners searching for off-the-shelf solutions. But meeting the challenge is more complex, according to a recent industry discussion

Voting open for 2021 Shipping Outlook Forum poll

The Lloyd’s List 2021 Shipping Outlook Forum takes place on December 1 and we need your input to help shape the discussion. Our online poll is now live, with 10 questions on the critical issues likely to influence maritime markets next year and beyond

Rainmaking conquers start-up challenge in Singapore

In Asia, infrastructure must be put in place first before start-ups can be attracted, but this is not necessarily a bad thing as it could help to attract talent. Rainmaking hopes to use its participation in several Singapore schemes, as well as its recently launched maritime innovation advisory network Ocean Ventures Alliance, to fast-track the process

Italian classification society repels cyber attack

‘Rina’s IT department managed to repel subsequent attacks and immediately took the necessary countermeasures to contain their effects,’ the Italian classification society said

Digital freight forwarder Beacon opens Hong Kong office

With Asia being the world’s leading manufacturing hub, the region is central to Beacon’s expansion strategy. With a large proportion of cargo volumes originating in Asia it is important to have a local presence to provide better service to customers and partners in China as well as the surrounding areas

Singapore to pilot common data infrastructure for supply chain

AfA aims to set up a digital utility to facilitate data sharing and enable businesses to easily connect to the infrastructure. The pilot will start with efforts to develop two solutions to strengthen trade finance and to help container flow node decongestion

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Do we need entrepreneurs to save shipping?

Entrepreneurial minds promise fresh ideas that can catalyse much-needed change and break down the traditional silos that have always dogged shipping’s fragmented sectors, so why is there is still a resistance to change and a reluctance to adopt new technological solutions in shipping? We are joined this week by the venture development firm Rainmaking to discuss innovation, entrepreneurship and how fresh ideas and start ups are needed to kick shipping into a zero-carbon future

Lloyd's List Shipping Outlook Forum 2021: How to navigate the new normal

It has been a year like no other: business forecasts and strategies swiftly had to be realigned to accommodate the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic, which created a rapid economic contraction in markets around the world. Lloyd’s List looks ahead to what 2021 will bring

Alliance formed to advise maritime startups

The alliance will create a network of industry veterans and decision-makers to help accelerate technology adoption in areas such as shipping, supply chain and decarbonisation. The advisors will also help startups to gain access to the maritime transport world and give them regular facetime with corporates who can provide valuable industry insights or be a strategic sounding board for entrepreneurs to bounce off new ideas

Digitalisation is really about thinking differently

Singapore’s leadership of the global push for digitalisation has shown the importance for shipping of the end-to-end supply chain and learning to speak in the same e-language.