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New initiatives on collaboration, transparency and data-sharing for today's smart ports and interconnected vessels.

ePaper: Digital Transformation and Integration into the Maritime Industry

Digitalisation in Action

We’ve heard theories and we’ve built the use cases. It’s now time to see digital technologies applied on ships and on shore.

In this paper, we delve into SeaMachine’s AI technology that will revolutionise navigation with LiDAR technology and perception software on Maersk’s new built ice-class container ship Winter Palace.

“It will take time, but we see a promising future for autonomous technology becoming common aboard the majority of ships at sea, helping crews make smarter, safer and more efficient decisions”, said SeaMachines CEO Michael Johnson.

On the shore side, Grieg Star opened its first vessel support centre in late April. The centre is paving the way for on shore and on board staff to work closer together and collaborate, while the computers gather data to assist in informed decision making.

“We believe we should use digital solutions where computers are better than humans, and let our employees use their knowledge and creativity in a more productive way”, Grieg Star COO Jan Øivind Svardal told KNect365.

But the maritime industry’s digital transformation cannot be complete without ports’ digital development, and the improvements already made in vessel tracking services brings the whole maritime sector closer to industry 4.0.

But there are and will be challenges along the way, and one of the most polarising challenge for the maritime industry is cybersecurity.

“Security is everyone’s responsibility”, Ken Munro, Founder and Partner at Pen Test Partners, said.

It is key to consider cybersecurity early on in any project. KD Adamson, Futurist & CEO of Futurenautics, predicts that digital transformation “is moving exponentially”, but to enable rapid growth, the appropriate security measures need to be in place.

Read more on these leading experts’ insights and projects in our latest industry review paper >>>

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