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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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Bank of China joins shipping blockchain platform

Pilot transactions have already been completed with two GSBN founding members, Cosco Shipping Lines and Orient Overseas Container Line

Container tracking gains traction with adoption of standard

Container tracking services are nothing new. But the granular nature of the container supply chain has made it difficult for them to be interoperable before now, limiting their usefulness

Private 5G network for port of Southampton

Associated British Ports has signed a deal with Verizon Business to build a private 5G network at the port of Southampton. It said the faster network could help lead to asset tracking, autonomous vehicles, predictive maintenance and safety monitoring

Digital solutions ‘must make the value proposition much clearer’

It has proved surprisingly hard to sell even the most obvious digital solutions. Providers must communicate better and prove to the end recipients that there’s real value from this investment

In praise of the ‘fluffy intangibles’ of digitalisation

Lloyd’s List webinar on the future of shipping marks an inflexion point between a geeky digital ecosystem and a hard-nosed commercial reality driven by data analytics and machine learning. That’s what the geeks tell us

Double-digit fuel savings claimed from analysis of coatings performance

Hempel’s flagship vessel hull coating is already claimed to have cut fuel consumption by 7.6m tonnes and CO2 emissions by 23.5m tonnes. The SHAPE performance tool will increase sustainability even further

Extending crews’ senses with automation

Smart autonomous solutions are already solving shipping challenges such as decarbonisation, overcapacity, safety, and human error

Flag states failing over seafarer work hours compliance

A Nautilus International webinar this week heard that failing to ensure seafarer concerns are taken seriously lies at the heart of an industry-wide preference for staying behind a corporate veil

Lloyd’s List Webinar: How to digitalise shipping

The first in a series of Future of Shipping live events gathers industry leaders to discuss a more hard-headed approach to the digital revolution. Register for free to attend on March 17 at 9am London / 5pm Singapore time

From the News Desk: Why shipping’s future requires 20/20 vision

Shipping has long been content to keep its inner workings out of sight. This must change

Digitalising shipping: What’s the hold-up?

Few doubt digital technology will change the industry, but there are more pragmatic questions now being asked by company boards looking at shipping’s woeful track record in yielding a return on invested capital. The latest Lloyd’s List live event gathers industry leaders to discuss a more hard-headed approach to the digital revolution

VSAT and dedicated IoT connectivity keys to digitalisation

There has been a more urgent push to connect every device and machine; digitalisation is helping the entire maritime industry evolve