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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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SMF supports digitalisation initiatives across Singapore maritime sector

The foundation, which provides a link between the private and public maritime stakeholders in Singapore, has been trying to provide companies with resources. Its aim it to ensure the maritime workforce is equipped with the right skills to support digitalisation in the industry  

Container shipping’s digitalisation at inflection point

Carriers’ responses during the pandemic have been short-term fixes that have done little for customer service

Singapore learns how to adapt to shipping's new normal

Monetary Authority of Singapore managing director Ravi Menon said resilience must be built up in the supply chain, in industry and the workforce as well as for the planet overall. However, those that have been flexible and quick to react such as port operator PSA International have already been able to benefit from the situation and are also not letting up on efforts to increase digitalisation and reskill the workforce to cope with the demands of the future

Cargill invests in Maersk Tankers’ digital spin-off

Cargill has invested in ZeroNorth and committed its entire operated fleet to use the software, bringing the number of ships using it worldwide to just under 1,000 — the target ZeroNorth set itself just three months ago when it spun off from Maersk Tankers

Green dreamers discouraged from seeking accelerator backing

Yara Marine Technologies needs to diversify away from scrubbers. One initiative among several agreed by management has been to work with start-ups on a green maritime technology. The company will ensure proposals’ relevance to the industry 

Singapore’s Calista platform attracts chartering service provider

Backed by PSA, Global eTrade Services’ Calista boasts connections to more than 60 customs nodes and 80 ocean carriers while Marine Online offers an AI-powered chartering service. With both companies bringing a strong market position to the table, integrating their proprietary platforms will help them grow in a highly competitive market

From the News Desk: Alliances push forward shipping’s decarbonisation

Otherwise unlikely collaborations are forming among leading companies in shipping as the sector looks for ways to solve the conundrum of decarbonisation. Meanwhile, more investments are being made in digitalisation projects, particularly in logistics

Digitalisation critical to logistics chain shake-up

The maturity of digitalisation in container shipping requires more accumulation and better analysis of data. For now, carriers and forwarders need to strike a balance between the digital and traditional models to better cater to different customers’ demands

Maersk funds cargo-trucker match platform

The digital solution live-matches shippers and container truckers to reduce empty miles, idle time and shipment costs for small and medium-sized businesses. Maersk says the move fits into its logistics integrator strategy 

Oil companies body offers remote inspections of tankers due to coronavirus

It will be up to companies to decide on a case-by-case basis whether they accept a remote inspection

Shipping’s reskilling revolution is a long way off

The painful experience of this year’s crew repatriation crisis will inform the BIMCO/ICS seafarer survey. However, the industry needs to embrace a skills revolution to meet the needs of 2030 and beyond

Data analysis makes emissions reduction cost effective

Working with a Norwegian customer, GreenSteam showed that fouling resistance accelerated when plant and animal growth attached on to slime. Identifying that point is critical to hull cleaning

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