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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


Autonomous shipping revolution will slash P&I claims and payouts, IUMI told

The coming MASS revolution has huge implications for marine insurance, with fewer people on ships meaning fewer ‘people claims’, delegates hear

Why always-on connectivity will be fundamental for Gen Z seafarers

A White Paper from KVH, the connectivity provider, says staying in touch is an expectation for tomorrow’s seafarer. HR professionals must be at the heart of the connectivity discussion

Don’t underestimate the challenge of continual professional recruitment

The challenge of the age is decarbonisation; a related challenge is retaining the talent needed to get the industry there

Trade bodies seek to show eBLs are ready for adoption

Big container lines want to see 100% adoption of eBLs by 2030. Achieving that requires the industry to show it is open for business

Marcura Group acquires ShipServ

The companies boasted of synergies from the deal, although ShipServ will continue as a separate activity

Cosco Shipping to deliver from European yards to Chinese doors

The Chinese box giant says its new product offers seamless shipping from container yard to door, including inland transportation in China and optional customs clearance

UK legislation will boost global eBL uptake, says DCSA

International trade has been covered by UK commercial law for centuries. A change in that law stands to benefit the adoption of electronic bills of lading, according to the Digital Container Shipping Association

Obituary: Daryl Williamson

One of the pioneers of maritime data digitalisation, Daryl had to battle against early scepticism about the internet as he spearheaded work to convert hard copy directories into electronic format, and became established as a world expert on vessel and ownership risk-profiling systems during a 30-year career with Lloyd’s List Intelligence

Japan’s autonomous ship programme begins second stage, aiming for commercialisation by 2025

The second stage of MEGURI 2040 is starting, with more focus now on improving the accuracy of autonomous systems

Logistics integration M&As ‘a monumental waste’ of money

The trend for logistics integration by way of mergers and acquisitions will reverse at some point. Carriers will one day start to divest the logistics assets they have acquired and return to focus on what they are really good at, argues Container xChange managing director Christian Roeloffs

Freightos to lay off about 13% of its workforce amid weak market conditions

Freightos announces a plan to improve efficiency and cut costs, including a reduction of about 13% of its work, or 50 employees. It expects the measures will allow it to reach profitability without raising more capital

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