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.
Digitalization and automation are a hot topic in the shipping industry with the digital twin technology developing rapidly in vessels’ simulation or individual components, such as engines or thrusters.
Technology giant IBM issued a new video explaining how new technology trends, like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Blockchain, are expected to transform the consumer goods industry in a current landscape, where consumer demand pushes for more and more innovations in the industry.
As the world is rapidly changing, so does the safety measures and the everyday challenges. LR’s Group Health, Safety, Environment and Security Director, James Pomeroy, share his insights on how these trends will inform HSE strategy.
Danish Ship Finance and incubation firm Rainmaking issued their Maritime Trend Report providing perspectives on the future of the maritime industry through current trends of global startups. The findings are part of the ‘digital 2030 vision’ for the shipping industry, highlighting that some of the basic mechanisms for value creation in the industry could be redefined within the next 10-15 years.
Artificial Intelligence is considered as a megatrend and one of the things that the world will talk about for the next 20 years. The remaining trends that will prevail in the next five years are: automation, augmented analytics, digital twin, empowered edge, immersive experience and blochchain
Recently, Maersk and IBM named their blockchain venture, marking another step towards the upcoming transformation of global trade. Blockchain seems to emerge in many industries including the maritime. What are the benefits that shipping could take advantage of with respect to this new technology?
Inspiring presentations and panel discussions highlighted the importance of embracing change and focusing on smart shipping developments towards a more sustainable future, during the 2018 SMART4SEA Conference. Experts shared their views on the impact of autonomous shipping on human element, cyber risk security and the latest technological developments that prove steps towards further digitalization in shgipping.
Maritime activity over the next decade will be dominated by unmanned surface and underwater vessels, according to a report on the future of autonomous maritime systems launched by Lloyd’s Register, QinetiQ and the University of Southampton.
In the future, autonomous ships may have a central role to play in Blue Denmark. In cooperation with the DTU, the Danish Maritime Authority has developed a pre-analysis that is intended as an inspiration for possible projects that may support the development of autonomous ships.
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