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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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PSA Marine launches real-time port delivery alerts

New digital system supports connectivity and transparency across maritime stakeholders

ABS launches maritime software company

Wavesight will combine ABS’ fleet management and vessel performance platforms, which the classification society says are already installed on more than 5,000 vessels

Why the pandemic was a watershed for shipping

In the same way that the switch from ‘relationship banking’ to ‘digital banking’ has taken 10-15 years to get right, so the move from relationship-shipping to data-shipping will take a decade or more

Maersk and IBM to halt TradeLens operations in 2023

TradeLens had not reached the level of commercial viability necessary to continue work and meet the financial expectations as an independent business, Maersk said in a statement

FMC’s Bentzel sees ‘huge’ upside in harmonising US data flows

Commissioner Carl Bentzel says there are behind-the-scenes discussions going on ‘just to make sure that this is achievable with without incredible cost’

75 Ernst Meyer, Torvald Klaveness

Mr Meyer, the second chief from outside the Klaveness family, has a strategic ambition of making seaborne supply chains resilient, decarbonised and cost-effective, with a focus on safety

Shipowners must know the responsibilities of data ownership

As digitalisation gains significance for maritime decarbonisation, understanding who owns what and how to reach agreement with equipment manufacturers will become increasingly important

Start-up platform ties up with shipping association in Singapore

This support channel will broaden the engagement efforts of the PIER71 maritime innovation initiative by connecting start-ups with industry partners that have not participated in its programmes before

Maritime start-up network launched to push innovation

The Ocean Founders initiative will give the industry a chance to hear from the heart of innovation. It will also provide start-ups with a platform to air their thoughts about the kind of hurdles they face in bringing new ideas to fruition

Singapore in talks for green shipping corridors to US west coast ports

Singapore, Los Angeles and Long Beach are key hubs on the trans-Pacific shipping lanes

Digital communications in shipping is not a drill

Lloyd’s List markets editor Michelle Wiese Bockmann will feature as part of a virtual panel discussion on why shipping should care about digital communications to be broadcast on November 3

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