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A Pile of Junk, And a good imagination

According to Edison invention requires a pile of junk and a good imagination, but it also requires a really compelling problem to solve, says Martin Kits van Heyningen.

Element of Doubt

The message to shipping is that digital transformation is no longer optional, and whilst a degree of scepticism is healthy, harsh times could be the signal to invest, says Steve Williams

Slide Show

Googlers whooshing down slides in California or riding bikes through their offices might be the face innovation presents to the world, but under the surface lies a far more structured approach—and there’s an app for it.

Model Behaviour

The structure of the industry can make the kind of digital infrastructure investment that supports innovation tough, but Norbulk is one ship manager showing it can be done.

Appetite for Disruption

Shipping has its mouth in shape for some disruptive innovation, and showcasing a vision for its future is engaging all sorts of innovators we can work with, says Oskar Levander

Classic Mistake

Expecting a Eureka moment to solve shipping’s innovation problem is a mistake, but building the right intellectual infrastructure and widening the pool of ideas might, says Kirsi Tikka

Leap of Faith

Just because an idea didn’t work in the past doesn’t mean it won’t work in the future. Sometimes what’s required is a leap of faith—and incumbent companies aren’t always good at those, says Constantine Komodromos

Seeds of Change

Creating a culture of innovation requires more than just repeating the word in meetings, it’s time to think dandelion says Walter Hannemann

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?

Have Your Cake, and Eat It

Disruption means the maritime industry pie is up for grabs, but getting innovation strategies right could see incumbent companies keeping their hands on the knife, says Tero Hottinen.

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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.

Pigs Will Sing

Brand and PR is giving way to culture and purpose. So shipping doesn’t need to get better at PR and branding, it just needs to get better, and cognitive diversity is at the heart of that.

Bunker Mentality

Everyone’s looking to make the ‘right’ choice about fuel. But there is no silver bullet. The fuel of the future probably hasn’t shown up yet, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of scope for change.

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 Futurenauts: Oskar Levander

Rolls-Royce’s Oskar Levander has become ‘Mr Unmanned Ships’, but in practice his role is much wider. And if anyone qualifies as a Futurenaut it’s him.

The Futurenauts: Richard Rivlin

As a seasoned shipbroker Richard Rivlin has disrupted from the inside out, developing a platform where data and advanced analytics marries deep domain expertise.

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.

The Fuels Issue

Everyone’s looking to make the ‘right’ choice about fuel. But there is no silver bullet. What counts is real efficiency, bolder aims and an acknowledgement that fuel is becoming a source of competitive advantage that goes way beyond how cheaply you can buy it.

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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