Although very accustomed to its traditional practices, the shipping industry is now entering a new era with digital innovations on more than 50,000 ships currently sailing the world’s oceans. In this article, Safebridge has researched and discovered the latest digital trends of the maritime industry.
The new wave of technologies that are in high demand at the moment, includes of course the Internet of Things (IoT). By using data and digitalization, IoT aims to make assets and shipping operations more efficient, however the exact same thing is the challenge that this new and groundbreaking technology is called to overcome over the years to come. This article presents 10 key points to explain what IoT is, and can it help the shipping industry?
In its June edition of Phish and Ships, Be Cyber Aware at Sea focuses on the matter of ‘What is Big Data’ and how it is vulnerable to cyber attacks. Generally, big data is a large amount of data that is almost impossible to store and process by normal means. According to Phish and Ships, the shipping industry is said to generate 100-120 million data points daily, including information gathered from ports and vessels.
As the Port of Singapore’s ambitions continue to become clearer with the construction of Tuas Mega-Terminal, a combination of technologies and innovations will increase the efficiency and safety of operations at the world’s busiest container transhipment hub. Wärtsilä responded to this by opening up a Wärtsilä Acceleration Centre.
The new wave of technologies that are in high demand at the moment? IoT, AI, Big Data, security, new programming paradigms. Using data and digitalization to make assets and shipping operations more efficient is the challenge that IoT undertakes for the years to come.
The 2019 SMART4SEA Conference successfully concluded on Wednesday 30st of January, at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) at the Bookcastle of the National Library of Greece, attracting 600 delegates representing a total of 270 organizations.
The winners across the eight smart shipping categories who walked with a SMART4SEA Award were announced at a prestigious ceremony which took place on Tuesday 29th of January, 2019 at the Yacht Club of Greece, Piraeus. The awards focus exclusively on initiatives and individuals who foster Safety Excellence & Sustainable Shipping, following a combination of open nomination and audience-vote.
Digitalization is a constant theme in shipping right now; smart technologies are already making a great impact on the industry. 2018 was an interesting year for shipping, with major developments in the field of digitalization and further steps toward the so-called smart shipping era.
In May 2018 Inmarsat asked Vanson Bourne, a technology market research company, to interview 750 respondents about their use of IoT within their organisation and industry. After that, Inmarsat created a tool which helps operators find out how their business’s IoT plans are, in comparison with the rest of the sector.
As 2018 is running out SAFETY4SEA is picking the hottest smart issues per month at a glance; from significant challenges to worth mentioning developments that made 2018 an important year for the maritime industry especially when it comes to the smart shipping era.
EU invests in stronger European Border and Coast Guard12/11/2019
Failure of safely securing equipment fatally injures crew12/11/2019
10 Nordic ports issue declaration on sustainability12/11/2019
Maritime UK: Manifesto on next Gov's shipping priorities12/11/2019
Another hybrid electric ferry to operate in Finland12/11/2019
Finland announces hydrographic surveys in Vuoksi river to boost safe navigation12/11/2019
Indonesia commences nickel ore exports for limited number of exporters12/11/2019
Two injured after pirates attack Italian supply ship off Mexico12/11/2019
Updates on sulphur inspections in French ports12/11/2019
Fire takes place on seismic vessel's engine room off Senegal12/11/2019