We take a look at what smart shipping is, who the players are, and what solutions may be out there to accomplish the shipping industry’s goals.
The Guardian asserts that are 50 studies from some of the top business analysts in the world that tell us “sustainability pays”. But is the idea that “sustainability pays” relevant to the shipping industry? Certainly. Here are a few examples:
Last week we proposed that blockchain was a potential game changing technology in the maritime and shipping industries right now; but as hot as the topic is, we still find ourselves scratching our heads about how exactly the shipping industry can take advantage of blockchain. So we sat down with Deanna MacDonald, founder of BLOC, a Copenhagen-based organization that describes itself as: “The leading community and platform for maritime blockchain solutions” to try and get some clarification around blockchain and what it offers for the shipping industry. We were not disappointed in the answers, and found MacDonald’s comments both insightful and thought provoking.
Early this month CNBC Tweeted: “Shippers are stuck between devil and deep blue sea, with more blood-letting to come” and one day later the Wall Street Journal’s headline was: “More Pain Ahead for Ocean Shipping”, so it’s an understatement that the shipping and maritime industries are having financial troubles. Amidst all this gloom and doom, we asked several thought leaders in the shipping and maritime industries to give us their thoughts on what might help companies adjust in these difficult economic times. Here is their advice to shipping industry decision makers on how to forge ahead.
The shipping industry has had to be efficient and cutting edge for its very existence as Hannah van Hemmen says “for hundreds of years”. Yet there is much concern that shipping will be slow to adopt new technologies, as Dustin Braden and others have suggested.
The 70th session for the Marine Environment Protection Committee took place last week to discuss a number of topics, but we are focussing on the three most discussed: Global sulphur […]