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Digitalisation of the maritime sector may be progressing at a slower rate than in certain other sectors, but new technologies are gradually being integrated. Innovations such as artificial intelligence, the ‘internet of things’ and ‘smart’ ports are all on the horizon. However, challenges and concerns remain in regard to regulation, training, liabilities and costs


Can artificial intelligence fix real supply chain problems?

There is a non-negligible risk that AI becomes just another buzzword in the lexicon of failed IT projects. But DP World is confident that it may deliver the goods, literally

We gave the seafarers internet, and now they can’t get off it

Employers complain about seafarers not getting enough rest, not socialising on board and facing an added hardship from greater awareness of daily troubles at home

Greek flag enters digital age with first electronic certificate

New application seen as ‘essential first step’ towards digitalising the country’s shipping ministry

Eastern Pacific to install AI monitoring across its fleet

The operator is partnering with DeepSea Technologies to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through real-time monitoring

Blue Visby optimiser trial yields ‘significant’ CO2 savings

A voyage optimisation software trial yielded CO2 average savings of 17.3%, according to the Blue Visby consortium

‘Power-hungry’ AI data centres and the future of LNG shipping demand

LNG shipping rates and LNG commodity prices are currently low, but the future demand outlook for electricity — and natural gas — has been jumpstarted by artificial intelligence data centres

Hapag-Lloyd strengthens electronic bill of lading offering via IQAX tie-up with GSBN

Use of IQAX adds another eBL option for Hapag-Lloyd, which already uses competitor vendor WaveBL, as the German container line pursues full eBL adoption by 2030


Data sharing offers scope for just-in-time arrivals

Terminal scheduling planner Portchain has signed up ONE as its second top 10 carrier. Alignment between carriers and terminals can improve schedules and efficiency

Hapag-Lloyd lays out ‘Strategy 2030’ to stay at the top

The new strategy is built on five pillars, including a target of a net zero fleet by 2045

Singapore-Rotterdam corridor initiative expands partnership

GDSC names world’s fifth-largest box line, Hapag-Lloyd, among latest companies to sign up for port collaboration during Singapore Maritime Week, while the initiative also announces progress on its digitalisation efforts and plans for alternative fuel pilots

Singapore tops maritime clusters listing

As Singapore remains secure in its role as shipping’s largest maritime hub, Hong Kong slips out of the top 10. And while Europe still features strongly, the move to Asia is well underway

Cosco and GSBN launch blockchain-powered pilot certificate to endorse biofuel procurement

GSBN’s ultimate goal is to document the entire biofuel procurement process on blockchain

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