Ships, operators, and cargo owners are becoming increasingly interconnected.
Digital technology is now established as a key element in the present and future of merchant shipping. For the digital ecosystem that will drive efficiency and decarbonisation at sea, connectivity is the oxygen and the life-blood.
Optimising and decarbonising ships to meet the demands of a changing world requires the onboarding of a range of technologies. Capabilities such as AI–enhanced voyage management, IoT–backed condition-based maintenance (CBM), and automated emissions reporting, demand significant investments of time and money from operators and a sustained focus on long-term goals. But if these technologies are to make the required impact, a strategic approach to connectivity is also required.
To thrive in ever-changing market conditions, operators need to understand how the transition will play out in the coming years and put strategic emphasis on an effective and compatible connective framework.
In this report, we partner with Inmarsat to look at the current and future trend trajectories of maritime connectivity and demonstrate that, by taking a strategic approach that is fit for present and evolving needs, shipping companies can better meet their current and future business goals.
You will find the answer to these questions and others:
- Why take a strategic approach to connectivity?
- What are the options? Understanding the present and future of maritime connectivity
- How can connectivity generate value and new opportunities?
- What does best practice look like when building a connectivity strategy?