As October is annually recognized as Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), during a digital discussion, the International Maritime Organization highlighted the importance of digitalization in the shipping industry, explaining its role through an animation.
South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine has signed a MoU with compatriot shipbuilding giant Samsung Heavy on smart ship technology. Under the MoU, the two companies will collaborate in the research, development and innovation in the field of smart ship solutions.
ABS and Chevron Shipping Company LLC took the first step in a pioneering digital fleet management journey with ABS Smart notations for vessels.
According to Yonhap news agency, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. and Port of Rotterdam shake their hands and inked an agreement in order to develop ship-related smart technologies.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forcefully shown the importance of digitalization and new technologies within the shipping industry, with remote surveys already taking place. Yet, as the industry is now entering the digital world, the challenges are obvious, forcing the maritime sector to rapidly adapt to the smart era.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) joined forces with the World Customs Organization, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the International Standards Organization to support the FAL Convention, boosting ship’s digital connectivity and supporting flow of trade by ship.
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.
Digitalization has been a hot topic of discussion in the shipping industry for the last couple of years, with autonomous vessels being at the forefront of the evolution, and the future of the shipping ready to adapt to the new environment of remote operations centers.
Awake.Al recently launched a platform for maritime logistics called ” Smart Port as a Service”. Specifically, through this web platform users will have the ability to interact and cooperate with other actors under real-time circumstances.
Cyber security is a modern challenge the shipping industry has to deal with, given the increase in cyber-attacks. Yet, the times are even harder now with modern ships, which are equipped with high-tech systems making them a vulnerable target.
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