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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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Get ready for the Lloyd’s List Posidonia Week Forum

Lloyd’s List and the organisers of Posidonia present an engaging digital event featuring leading industry thinkers tackling the most important questions facing shipping. It also offers a unique networking experience, connecting you with attendees with similar interests

Posidonia Forum: Priorities for an industry in the spotlight

Besieged by external and internal challenges, shipping needs to decide on its priorities. The Lloyd's List Posidonia Forum discusses what must be tackled now

Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific forum panels available on demand

Two Lloyd’s List’s digital forums — focusing on shipping in the Asia Pacific region, the adoption and use of new technology and assessing what happens next — are now available to watch on demand

Zim expands digital services with Alibaba.com tie-up

The move will help Zim expand its digital services for e-commerce customers as well as small and medium enterprises. Alibaba meanwhile will be able to tap Zim’s resources to help build a global logistics network

Pandemic will be a turning point for shipping, predicts Synergy chief

The industry requires the vision and leadership to talk with a more unified voice that can reach the decision makers who are determining our collective fates, argues Synergy Group chief executive Rajesh Unni in an interview

Industry mavericks’ proposals challenge shipping status quo

From creating a data-sharing initiative to establishing a new crew change taskforce, the Global Maritime Forum is setting itself up as the shipping body for those who want more action, greater experimentation and less waiting

Carriers complete TradeLens integration

The decision by two of the top five carriers to join a blockchain environment developed by Maersk has added credibility to the openness of the system. As foundation members, MSC and CMA CGM will help develop its future strategy

Maritime leaders see pandemic as springboard for change

The ICS leadership webinar identified progress made during the pandemic as a platform for change. In spite of many short- and medium-term threats, the industry should see its response as positive

Health crisis spurring impetus for digitalisation

Sea-based internet connectivity lags land-based broadband connections, while mindsets in the industry are also behind their counterparts in terms of data sharing and the approach to technology in general. Digitalisation must be seen as part of an organisation's core strategy in order to be effective

From the News Desk: Trust issues for shipping’s digitalisation drive

Shipping is well aware of the benefits of digitalisation, from the improved safety of crew and vessels to emissions reductions and cutting costs; but while there is agreement that widespread adoption will eventually come, there are clear differences within the industry on the pace and scope of this change

How prepared is shipping for the next cyber attack?

CMA CGM has fully restored its systems two weeks after it fell victim to a cyber attack. With shipping increasingly being targeted by hackers, management teams will want to know how vulnerable their systems are and to prepare to respond

Digitalisation: Do the numbers stack up?

The deeper shipping digs into digitalisation the more the industry gets cold feet. The real problem is not technology but trust