future of shipping

Key trends and challenges for the future of shipping

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Stavros Meidanis, DPA/CSO, S&Q Manager, Capital Ship Management Corp shared his views on how shipping will look like in 2030 even 2050, focusing on implications for ship managers in the future.

Safety Watch – What is going to change in shipping by 2050?

During the last SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Apostolos Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA asked experts to think what will be different and what will be the same with respect to safety in 50 years from today, bearing in mind that shipping industry follows a more traditional approach and has already shown a resistance to change to new challenges, i.e. smart era and digitalization.

Partnership sparks 5G future to Belfast Harbour

On Friday, October 18, BT together with mixed reality partners Ubimax and VRtuoso demonstrated the apparent benefits that 5G can deliver to business and industry, with live demonstrations of augmented and virtual reality, for the first time throughout the UK, to the Belfast Harbour.

Experts’ thoughts: How shipping may attract young generation

Automation, soft skills and CSR are said to be three key focus areas for industry’s workforce, as shipping accelerates its path towards the smart era and a more sustainable future. Notably, automation will incur a fundamental transformation in the way seafarers work, replacing partly the human element and having an impact on the skills operators will be looking for.

Germany promotes shore-generated power to cut emissions in ports

The German government is launching a set of measures in order to promote shore-generated power in an effort to make the country’s ports cleaner. Vessels in Germany’s ports in the future will be using renewable shore-based energy instead of burning fossil fuels to generate shipboard electric power.

Watch: Researchers test transatlantic underwater hyperloop tunnel

A trans-Atlantic underwater tunnel able to support a hyperloop system is being tested by the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (Marin), with researchers hoping for a consortium to develop the project and highlight that this mean of transport can act as a less polluting alternative to air travel.

Autonomous machinery control system reduces human reliance

Rolls-Royce develops an autonomous machinery control system that will enable naval vessels to conduct long endurance tasks without the need of full human interaction, aiming to the future of unmanned vessels and less human errors.

Norway issues Action Plan for green future in shipping

The Norwegian government issued a report presenting its action plan for green shipping, saying that its maritime industry is a world leader in the development of low- and zero-emission solutions. The Government aspires to reduce emissions from domestic shipping and fishing vessels by half by 2030 and promote the development of zero- and low-emission solutions for all vessel categories.

AI research on maritime logistics in shipping starts

K Line, Japan’s shipping major, has jointly agreed with Hiroshima University, the National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology and Marubeni Corporation to work on the research and analysis of maritime logistics and shipping market conditions using artificial intelligence (AI).

CLIA honours women leaders in cruise sector

Honoring the World Maritime Day, themed ‘Empowering Women in the Maritime Community’, CLIA presents some of its most important members of its team, raising awareness of the importance of diversity and gender equality in the cruise industry as well as highlight the significant contributions of women at the helm of cruise leadership.

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