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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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Chinese tanker giants push for blockchain use in oil trade

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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Coronavirus is catalysing innovation in shipping

Shipping’s new normal of remote working may turn out to be more efficient than the air-mile eating customs of old. Could coronavirus spark a renaissance in shipping, turbo charging digital developments and cultivating collaboration and data standardisation along the way? This week the podcast focuses on maritime innovation and entrepreneurship, featuring insights from Roger Holm, president of Wärtsilä’s marine power business and Matt Heider, chief executive of Nautilus Labs, one of the industry’s new wave of technology firms that specialises in ocean commerce artificial intelligence

Supply chain risk mitigation shows shipping’s future direction

A report from the Economist Intelligence Unit agrees with an academic webinar that making the supply chain uber-efficient has left it vulnerable to serious threats such as the coronavirus pandemic

Singapore approves commercial BVLOS drone deliveries

Singapore-based start-up F-drones is the first company to receive authorisation from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore for such deliveries

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Shipmanagers adapt to the new normal, some of it for the better

Finding the new normal will be hard for many companies. V.Group is pinning its hopes on its ShipSure data platform, the introduction of more graduate-level talent and its leadership displaying positive energy

Unctad sets out trade plan to weather coronavirus

The 10-point plan includes ensuring transit rights, moving systems online and speeding up customs checks

Why is Japan holding back its entrepreneurs?

A new report digs deep into the nature of Japan’s innovation culture. It concludes that maritime would benefit greatly from start-up thinking, however the country is falling behind its competitors

Lloyd’s List offers analysis in new webinar series

Our ‘Ask the Analysts’ webinars series will see an international team of editorial experts and our Lloyd’s List Intelligence colleagues tackling your questions on any aspect of the shipping industry. Register to participate in the live sessions and submit your questions in advance

Health crisis could drive transition to greener shipping, says Stopford

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Capital Link transforms shipping forums by going digital

But this time was different. The decision to go digital, even in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, was at first not universally accepted, says organiser Nicolas Bornozis

From the News Desk: Singapore looks beyond coronavirus

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