A waypoint is defined as an intermediate point or place on a sea-passage or line of travel—a stopping point, or point at which course is changed. Waypoint Digital 2017 will become the benchmark for assessing digital transformation in the shipping and maritime industry.
It’s where the adventure always starts. Where the magic begins. If you can’t get onto the platform then you’re going to get left behind, says K D Adamson.
The fourth industrial revolution is disrupting some very basic mechanisms that have been facilitating massive growth in seaborne trade volumes, and they could become outdated sooner than many people expect, explains Christopher Rex.
Some of the world’s biggest names started in a garage, but it’s not just floorspace that’s the issue, it’s about headspace too, as Dualog’s new Garage amply demonstrates, says K D Adamson
Someone once said that knowledge speaks, and wisdom listens, and the results of the Navarino conference suggests that Greek operators have been listening intently, says Roger Adamson.
Crew welfare has been the traditional driver for connectivity at sea, but as the balance now shifts to operational efficiency, could the real value lie in tapping the ‘global brain’? When might we see the first sea startup? asks Walter Hannemann.
Many hands make light work, and shipping has big problems to solve, but for collaboration to thrive companies must stop overestimating the benefits of walking the road alone, says Sofia Fürstenberg
Connected, Collaborative, Converged. How and why shipping’s winter of discontent could become a summer of love.
The need for better human-machine interfaces in shipping is oft-repeated, but as automation accelerates wearables could be the missing link.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.