Digital transformation isn’t easy, notes Mr. Andre Simha, Global Chief Digital & Information Officer, MSC. Instead of incremental improvements, we’re looking to reimagine how we operate. To transform data, processes and platforms to unlock better communication, collaboration, and outcomes, end to end.
The potential of digitalisation and the imperative of decarbonisation mean shipping needs to embrace secure, regulated networks, writes Tore Morten Olsen, President, Maritime, Marlink.
During the 2020 SAFETY4SEA Limassol Forum, Giampiero Soncini, Marine Division – Chief Executive Officer, IB Marine, focused on fuel management on board ships, commenting that efficient fuel monitoring can be achieved through digitalization. Sharing the strengths of digitalizing onboard data, he concluded that fuel performance is different in theory and in practice, given that the majority of vessels are old, and that digitalization needs planning in order to be effective.
Ports are taking significant strides with digital transformation and starting to declare themselves as “smart”. Thus, Hanane Becha, Mikael Lind, André Simha, MSC, and Francois Bottin, CMA CGM” discuss about the processes that are digitalized, communities within the port that are connected, and impressive gains in operational efficiency, regulatory compliance, and customer satisfaction are emerging.
Mr. Tor A. Svanes, Managing Director, NAVTOR AS –who recently received the 2020 SMART4SEA Leadership award for his valuable contribution in the e-navigation field – shares his perspective on the the future of navigation. Among many important things to consider in the digital era, Mr. Svanes highlights that one platform for the exchange of all navigational information is vital as well as a new approach on ECDIS.
Mikael Lind, Associate Professor and Senior strategic research advisor at Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) in Sweden and Chalmers and Juan Carlos Croston is VP Marketing & Corporate Affairs with Manzanillo International Terminal (Panama), state that ship agents have an important monitoring role.
Automation, digitalization and the use of ships’ data is today having a big impact on the maritime industry. While there is no doubt that cyber is a major growing risk in this area, Gard’s Jarle Fosen states that there is, however, still a more common, less hyped and maybe growing type of shipboard technology related risk that should not be forgotten – the reliability, breakdown and no fault found failure of electronics.
During the 2020 SMART4SEA Athens Forum, John Southam, Loss Prevention Executive, The North of England P&I Association Limited, focused on the P&I perspective of autonomous ships and new technologies in general. As he explains, with the emergence of automation, new risks have been born as well, such as new definitions or new roles. Shipping should address these changes and adopt to the new situation.
During the 2020 SMART4SEA Forum, Ms. Elina, Regional Business Development Director V.P., American Club talked about cyber security, from a P&I perspective, while highlighted that the maritime industry increasingly depends on automation and new technologies to improve efficiency and reliability.
During the 2020 SMART4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Mike Konstantinidis, CEO, METIS Cyberspace Technology, addressed in brief the necessity for the digital transformation in the maritime, as well as the contribution of smart technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the development of a new era in shipping.
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