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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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Data analysis makes emissions reduction cost effective

Working with a Norwegian customer, GreenSteam showed that fouling resistance accelerated when plant and animal growth attached on to slime. Identifying that point is critical to hull cleaning

Reaping the benefits of digitalisation

Wärtsilä pioneered equipping engines with the ability to record data and offering analysis services of the data collected. With today’s more effective marine communications, the benefits have increased exponentially

Key digital platforms agree to develop and adopt common data standards

Many ports have also developed or are developing maritime single windows to facilitate the electronic exchange of information for port clearance

DSME and Rotterdam sign three-year research deal on smart ships and ports

DSME and Port of Rotterdam are planning to work on technologies that enable smart ships to interface with smart ports and aim to get a head start on the global remote-controlled and autonomous ship market of the future

Taking an axe to Wärtsilä’s core will release innovation, says Voyage chief

Product-driven maritime companies are struggling to shift across to a focus on customers, says Fernback. Those who fail to see winds of change blowing in shipping are doomed to repeat its mistakes

Shipping embraces decarbonisation start-ups

Cargill, DNV GL, Shell and Vale are among companies that have set up 45 partnerships with start-ups after a six-month vetting period

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Shining a light on digital disruption

Listen to the latest edition of Lloyd’s List’s weekly podcast — your free weekly briefing on the stories shaping shipping

Lloyd’s List awards will recognise pandemic resilience

Businesses and seafarers who have responded exceptionally to the coronavirus pandemic will be the focus of this year’s Lloyd’s List awards

Maritime has improved in its use of intelligence. It still has room to pick up the pace

More shipping leaders are realising that change is happening. They accept that improvisation is only a temporary fix while transformation is more long-term and sustainable

Going to work may no longer mean being in an office

A survey found people are more productive out of the office. But what about that water-cooler conversation that sparks innovation?

Pandemic to accelerate transformation of classification societies

IACS is also considering long-term plans when the situation returns to the new normal, Mr Sharma said

Digital technology should drop the science-fiction

He believes the sci-fi videos of autonomous vessels took the discussion about digital technology in completely the wrong direction. The aim is safety and efficiency, not crew reduction

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