Connected, Collaborative, Converged. How and why shipping’s winter of discontent could become a summer of love.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
New attitudes, data and technologies are combining to disrupt risk itself. Transparency and prediction will be maritime’s new watch-words, and this issue tells you why.
Threat of cyber attack could cost the world economy $3 trillion, but no one in shipping and maritime wants to talk about it. Vessels have always had to be seaworthy, but in the new security paradigm they need to be e-worthy too, and that isn’t IT’s job, it’s yours.
Shipping 1.0 was sail. 2.0 was steam, radio & containerisation, and shipping 3.0 will be digital. Its icon is the autonomous, unmanned vessel, but shipping 3.0 is about far more than that. Volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, it will require all our ingenuity, nerve and resilience. This issue gives a glimpse of what it might look like.
Connectivity is the gateway to shipping’s future and the data-centred organisations that will thrive in it, but accounts for only 1% of the average ship operator’s budget. Just spending more on it isn’t enough. For shipping, connectivity is the answer, but what’s the question? This issue will help you to decide.
We’re on the brink of the next industrial revolution. Driven by a range of technology and generational trends which are already changing established manufacturing strategies, Industry 4.0 means shipping can’t continue to be a weak link, and has to start adding value. This issue will explain why and how.
Cloud is technology’s third wave, reflecting the values and requirements of our new customers, and it will enable shipping’s ‘big idea’. When value creation per ship from use of the cloud, and analytics could reach $1m, no shipping leader can afford to ignore it. This issue will tell you everything you need to know.
Shipping’s future is technology-enabled but to get there shipping’s leaders need to understand and contextualise the mega-trends and emerging technologies that will affect shipping and the wider world.