We are seeing news of digitalisation in the maritime industry across the world. Traditional shipping companies have paired up with technology companies, and the result of these partnerships are innovative and transformative.
Autonomous vessels are developing rapidly, and 2018 will see (more!) commercially available choices on the market. Blockchain technology, an attractive concept in all business sectors, is becoming more and more popular, as start-ups bring new services to the market. With digital growth, however, cyber awareness will be key in making the digital transformation complete. But the ultimate goal should not just be successful utilisation of digital tools and technologies; organisations should aim to adopt and embrace the digital culture.
For that reason, this paper features:
- An interview with Philip Bourque, Director for Business Development at Sea Machines, the startup that is at the forefront of autonomous ship development,
- A discussion with the team behind ShipChain, the hottest blockchain startup in the maritime scene, who have created the logistics platform of the future,
- A collection of cybersecurity case studies that highlight what the maritime industry needs to do in order to become more secure,
- And an interview with Nakul Malhotra, Vice President of Technical Solutions & Marketing Marine Products for Wilhelmsen Ships Service, where we discuss embracing the digital culture in the maritime industry.