It is an exciting time for the global shipping sector, as technology
gradually makes its way into organisations. Known for being a slow adopter of
new technologies, functioning with legacy systems and processes, the industry
sees its leaders showing the way to digitisation by including it into their
business strategy. Ahead of the inaugural Smarter Shipping conference, we had
the opportunity to have five minutes with our Chairman, James
Fanshawe CBE, Chair UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group. In this exclusive
transcript, he discusses the huge benefits technology and digitisation can
bring to the table, and how they will ultimately transform global sea freight.
While some shipping companies remain reluctant to the digital path, we decided to outline how digitisation is already helping the sector and what advantages it brings. Ahead of the Smarter Shipping conference, we had the opportunity to gain exclusive insight from Markku Mylly, Executive Director of the European Maritime and Safety Agency and speaker at the event. In this easy-to-digest infographic, he explores three ways digitisation is already impacting global sea freight.
Digitisation is without a doubt widely impacting the global shipping sector today and will shape tomorrow’s landscape. We had the opportunity to discuss short-term benefits and long-term landscape with two of our speakers and in these two exclusive complimentary interview transcripts, you will learn more about:
- How digitisation can optimise costs and enable companies to find a competitive edge with Eero Naaber, Head of Development and Innovation, Estonian Maritime Administration
- How autonomous surfaces ships are already impacting the regulatory landscape of global shipping with Ringo Lakeman, Directorate for Maritime Affairs/Chair, NCSR Sub-Committee, Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management/IMO
New technologies are disrupting the global shipping sector and bringing new players, offering innovative solutions to the challenges faced by ship operators and owners. We had the opportunity to meet the CEO of such a disruptor, Ecospeed Marine Ltd and key sponsor of Smarter Shipping 2018. In this exclusive interview transcript, Anne Duncan outlines the current main issues the sector is currently facing, how it will evolve in the next five years and how Smarter Shipping will help them propagate their solutions.