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.
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.