Just how “green” is shipping right now and what potential the shipping and maritime industries have to be leaders in green technology.
The coming years may see wave energy move from a fringe idea to a commonplace solution. To get a better picture of just what wave energy entails and what its possibilities are I spoke with Will Bateman, the CEO and Founder of Zyba Limited.
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 Arctic – a place of beauty and wonder to some of us, a home to many, and to yet another group a workplace where energy resources and new global shipping lanes are now, due to climate change, becoming more and more accessible. I sat down with Professor Jessica Shadian, author of the book “The Politics of Arctic Sovereignty: Oil, Ice, and Inuit Governance” and The Arctic Journal’s piece: “Who Owns the Arctic” to ask her just that: Who exactly owns the Arctic – and what do all the changes happening now entail for the future of the Arctic?
Lena Göthberg describes herself as a: “Shipping business woman and podcast host & producer” but she’s much more than that – one could easily describe her as a mentor, innovator, entrepreneur, strategist and analyst to name a few. KNect365 sat down with Göthberg to try and get some words of wisdom on what’s happening right now in the shipping industry with digital challenges as well as what’s she learned from meeting (and in some cases mentoring) hundreds of women in the shipping industry through WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association), a global networking and support group for women in shipping.
To give greater visibility to the innovative women who are movers and shakers in the worlds of shipping and maritime we’ve compiled this list of “5 women making waves in shipping and maritime”.
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.