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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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What if coronavirus teaches us to consume less?

In the discussion about cutting emissions by 50%, no one wants to discuss the benefits of a post-coronavirus world simply reducing consumption. Perhaps it’s a risk shipping doesn’t want to face

China container line joins Singapore’s Calista platform

China is the biggest trading partner of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, with some $202bn in bilateral trade in the first half of 2019

DCSA releases cyber-security guide

Best-practices build on BIMCO guidance to give practical steps to reduce cyber-risks

Warning: Digitalisation will change your business

Wärtsilä’s changed organisational structure is just the latest sign that businesses in the future are unlikely to look like businesses in the past. That could be painful for shipping.

Data analysis is key to efficient procurement, claims Moscord

Digital middleman platform Moscord has established itself as a new hub for shipping procurement. D/S Norden chairman Klaus Nyborg thinks the start-up he is helping to oversee can use digital data analysis to reduce spending on supplies and help to prevent wrong deliveries

Paperless documentation at least a decade away

Efforts to digitalise box shipping documentation have moved ahead, but forwarders will need to find ways of dealing with paper for years to come

Progress made in digital shipping platform network

CMA CGM, COSCO Shipping Lines, COSCO Shipping Ports, Hapag-Lloyd, Hutchison Ports, OOCL, Port of Qingdao, PSA International and Shanghai International Port Group are among those who signed for Global Shipping Business Network

Evergreen unveils online booking platform

Move comes as container shipping carriers have been ramping up efforts to digitalise their services to gain efficiency

Anglo-Eastern in push to embrace digitalisation

Anglo-Eastern believes in adapting its teaching style to any current industry situation; this now involves a major transformation to the digital age as it endeavours to engage the younger generation that will form the crux of future seafarers

Cyber risk needs proper training to minimise threat

Speakers at a cyber risk conference have suggested that increasing digitalisation and connectivity have brought new vulnerability to shipping that training has been unable to match

How ‘smart’ can ports be once the human element is factored in?

Aecom vice-president Mark Sisson said that one aim of information technology is to ‘take as many people as possible out of the process’ and that ‘unreliable labour’ is a key driver for automation at ports

Qatar shows power of shipping’s digital transition

Speakers at the Lloyd’s List Qatar Maritime and Logistics Summit bring local and overseas expertise to focus on the transformation of the nation’s economy in the 2020s and 2030s.

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