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Well Worn

The need for better human-machine interfaces in shipping is oft-repeated, but as automation accelerates wearables could be the missing link.

Dear Life

You can’t put a price on health, but maintaining the health of seafarers is more than a moral choice for operators: it has positive commercial benefits, and it’s a choice every ship operator can afford to make.

Shipping versus the Volcano

Whether you think they’re a touchstone, or a smoking volcano, autonomous ships will be transformative, but don’t let them distract you from the real opportunity our roundtable participants clearly identified.

Face Value

Platforms like Facebook have been considered a distraction at best and dangerous at worst by the shipping industry until now, but that may be about to change, says Amy Berry.

Kissing the Frog

The scale of shipping’s problems may be big, but the solution is far bigger. Because shipping isn’t a noun these days. It’s a verb.

The Futurenauts: Warwick Norman

Warwick Norman has been CEO of RightShip since its inception in 2001. Under his stewardship, the company has become a global authority on maritime safety.

The Next Wave

For tomorrow’s shipping industry innovation and thought leadership are the names of the game, and we need that level of blue sky thinking, says Lisa Teo.

The Blue Logistics Issue

The intelligent transport systems of the future are taking shape, and we need to start thinking far bigger, engaging with suppliers and customers to start creating value rather than just cutting cost.

White Paper | Autonomous Ships

Are autonomous, unmanned ships the future? Do the efficiencies and savings stack up? Is broader connectivity and technology infrastructure, regulators and insurers keeping up? Or is the unmanned ship a distraction from the far wider disruption taking place?

The Rime of The Future Mariner

In honour of the UK’s National Poetry Day. The Rime of the Future Mariner, with apologies to Coleridge. And everyone else.

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Kissing the Frog

The scale of shipping’s problems may be big, but the solution is far bigger. Because shipping isn’t a noun these days. It’s a verb.

The Emperor’s New Clothes

If you’re worrying about COP21, then you can stop. Shipping isn’t likely to cause that level of pollution by 2050. But there’s a reason for that. It’s called the new Seaconomics. And it’s something you probably should worry about.

Core Issue

The world is in flux, so it’s no surprise innovation is a top priority. Or is it? Shipping’s customers are crying out for a Model-T, but are we just delivering a faster horse?

AI, AI, Captain

The SmartShip’s autonomy will actually drive convergence, forging the new blue logistics chain as part of the intelligent transport systems of the future.

The Futurenauts: Warwick Norman

Warwick Norman has been CEO of RightShip since its inception in 2001. Under his stewardship, the company has become a global authority on maritime safety.

The Futurenauts: K D Adamson

K D Adamson is a futurist and CEO of Futurenautics Group. She wants people to ask big questions, shipping to create its digital vision, and will sleep when she’s dead, writes Amy Berry.

The Futurenauts: Christopher Rex

As Head of Research at Danish Ship Finance Christopher Rex is responsible for a must-read bi-annual market report, and his clear-eyed analysis is shaking up the industry.

The Futurenauts: Birgit Marie Liodden

As the new Director of Nor-Shipping Birgit Marie Liodden’s profile is on the rise, and she has the potential to be a real catalyst for change. She becomes our first female Futurenaut.

The New Seaconomics Issue

As the link between global GDP and shipping volumes decouples the industry has to find answers that will allow shipping to right itself in the digital age. Reassuring each other the upturn is coming isn’t enough – we have to grasp the New Seaconomics.

The Innovation Issue

Innovation is top priority for companies world-wide but shipping is renovating rather than innovating. How do we drive a culture of innovation rather than a desire to get back to normal?

The SmartShips Issue

Unmanned or not the SmartShip’s autonomy will actually be a catalyst for integration and convergence, forging the new Blue Logistics chain as part of the intelligent transport systems of the future. This issue explains why and how.

The Culture, Brand & Diversity Issue

Shipping is becoming acutely aware that its brand and public image isn’t doing it any favours, but it doesn’t need to get better at PR, it just needs to get better.

White Paper | Autonomous Ships

Are autonomous, unmanned ships the future? Do the efficiencies and savings stack up? Is broader connectivity and technology infrastructure, regulators and insurers keeping up? Or is the unmanned ship a distraction from the far wider disruption taking place?

Research White Paper | Maritime Satellite Communications & Applications 2016

The successful launch of Intelsat’s EPIC satellite means the new era for maritime connectivity is gearing-up. But what is the reality of satcoms at sea, and what’s about to change? Read the survey White Paper free.

White Paper | Big Data & The New IT

The growing importance of data is seeing IT transform its fundamental mission, transitioning away from traditional support functions and becoming a strategic driver at the heart of the business. As evidence-based decision making replaces gut-feel and technology deployment drives competitive advantage, how ready is shipping to capitalise on this new paradigm?

White Paper | Shipping 3.0

Accused of lacking technology focus and expertise, entrenched beliefs, opaque practices, and a cavalier attitude to its customers, how does shipping remake itself for the twenty-first century?

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