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Digitalisation

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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All hail the smart shipping revolution

Welcome to the era of hyper-connectivity, which will divide the industry between the brave and the timid

Klaveness starts shipping emissions reports for aluminium major

While Norway’s Klaveness is working with a major charterer in the aluminium industry on carbon emissions reporting across the supply chain, Germany’s Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement is using behavioural science to reduce carbon emissions

Logistics platform extends reach to Southeast Asia

Move comes as Southeast Asian shipping is experiencing ‘tremendous growth’ driven by a sprightly cross-border e-commerce market

Low earth orbit connectivity brings smart shipping even closer

A restructured OneWeb is sending a fleet of satellites into orbit to offer much improved connectivity. The offshore sector, cruise operators, tanker owners and fishing businesses are keen to sign up

MISC backs BCG digital endeavour

The Singapore-based ventures will be key drivers for the smart ship, which leverages automation and assistive technologies to ensure safety, efficiency and environmental sustainability

Inmarsat sets tone for shipping’s digital decade

Interest in digitalisation has grown so fast over the past year that adding a few more satellites will not satisfy demand for long. Inmarsat’s newly unveiled Orchestra, an integrated capability, will avoid the need to continually reinvent the wheel

Inmarsat transforms connectivity to bring in the digital age

Chief executive Rajeev Suri says the network will integrate GEO, LEO and terrestrial 5G into one solution, enabling close-shore navigation for autonomous vessels and other benefits for maritime

Cosco-backed platform launches first application in China

The product has already been deployed by Cosco Shipping Lines, Orient Overseas Container Line and Shanghai International Port Group, while Hapag-Lloyd will embark on a trial run in the third quarter of 2021

Seafaring in 2050 will be a nightmare, unless…

Forecasting the role of the seafarer in 2050 follows similar predictions for the evolution of world trade and the development of shipping to carry that trade. A new study reveals tension at the heart of that forecast

Eastern Pacific turns to VR for LNG bunkering training

The benefit of virtual reality training is that it is not limited to narrow simulations but can reflect the most up-to-date equipment and vessel configurations and can accommodate as many trainees as needed

Simulating new ship designs could be a decarbonisation strategy

Multi-physics simulation is a technique that integrates multiple engineering strands to open the door to the next generation of ships. The technology sits at the intersection of data, digitalisation and decarbonisation

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