future of shipping

Big data, automation and digitalization are the future

Sea Asia 2019 day two closed with a panel where the participants talked about fleet management of the future and explored how shipowners will adopt digitalization to truly optimise their fleet operations. The panel concluded in acknowledging that the future of fleet management is in digitalization, transparency and collaboration.

Russian GPS spoofing threatens safety of navigation, report says

C4ADS, a non-profit analytic group, launched a report according to which Russia is spoofing GPS signals. After a year of research ‘Above Us Only Stars – Exposing GPS spoofing in Russia and Syria’ report highlights that the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) attacks are emerging as a disruptive and strategic threat.

Global Maritime Forum looks for youngsters to push forward the industry

The Global Maritime Forum announced its first Future Maritime Leaders essay competition. The competition seeks for youth perspectives on how current trends will shape the future of the maritime industry and the wider society. The authors of the three winning entries will be invited to represent the young generation at the Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit in Singapore on 30-31 October 2019.

Nautilus Labs partners to digitize the shipping industry

Nautilus Labs has secured USD 11 million in Series A funding led by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, along with Root Ventures. Existing and new investors including Quiet Capital, Trail Mix, and Amplifier Lab participated in the round, which brings Nautilus’ total funding raised to USD 14.5 million.

Supply chain attacks worsen with arrival of new malware

In April’s edition of Phish and Ships, cyber attacks are on the spotlight. Although they are devastating, they are sophisticated and ShadowHammer is here to prove it. Gideon Lenkey, President of Ra Security Systems Inc and Epsco-Ra Maritime Cyber Security, focuses on the importance of cyber security.

USCG on IMO 2020 compliance and what’s following

Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, attended Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping 2019 Conference and focused on the countdown to compliance of IMO 2020 and the concerns around it, such as availability, quality, and cost.

ABS: Technology and safety drive energy leadership

Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO, discussed the importance of the US to keep on shaping the future of global maritime energy, safety and sustainability. He highlighted that IMO’s challenges for 2030 and 2050 are pushing the industry to new solutions around fuel and operations that are not only environmentally responsible, but also commercially viable, technically feasible and safe.

The Netherlands’ vital waterworks are vulnerable to cyber attacks

The Netherlands’ Court of Audit conducted a research based on whether important waterworks are enough-protected against cyber attacks. Although the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management has made many attempts to protect the country’s automated tunnels, bridges, locks and flood defences, the automation systems are decades old.

Royal Canadian Navy tests augmented reality glasses

The Royal Canadian Navy is testing a Mixed Reality Remote Assistant Support (MIRRAS) system, as part of a project that aims to improve maintenance and repairs aboard active naval vessels, provided by Kognitiv Spark. This technology will be used by the Navy’s technicians and weapons engineering technicians.


Do you think the entire shipping industry will be completely digitalized by 2025?

maritime events