The maritime industry has usually been slower when it comes to transformation. However in recent years, the digitalisation and automation of its supply chain has significantly changed shipping from the inside. Disruptive technologies are expected to take centre stage even more in the coming years to make improvements on issues of capacity, data integrity, connectivity and standardisation. For example, only last month Maersk and IBM introduced their global blockchain solution TradeLens with 94 organisations participating.
Big changes with big data and AI
Big data and artificial intelligence (AI) have become buzzwords due to their increasing applicability in improving vessel logistics and operations. They have the potential to transform challenges into opportunities by reducing risks, with companies like Microsoft or Google already working alongside maritime start-ups.
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