How will big data impact ship management?

A 2011 study by MIT and the University of Pennsylvania found that data-driven firms performed 5-6% better each year than similar non-data-driven firms. Ship management has always relied on data, but data alone has never been enough: it’s useless unless we can understand it and use it to support decision making. Recently, big data has […]

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Brief guide to extended reality in the maritime industry

Extended reality technologies are growing fast across all industries, even the maritime industry. But what is extended reality? Is it just a fad? And will extended reality really make a difference in the maritime industry? What is extended reality? While many people use extended reality (XR), mixed reality (MR), virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality […]

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Cyber Security Principles for Fleet Management Teams

Cyber security principles for fleet management teams

Because of its importance to the world’s economy, sea-going trade is a potentially lucrative target for cyber criminals with malicious intent. As well as posing a risk to lives and the environment, a well executed cyberattack could trigger instability in global shipping markets or interrupt world maritime trade. To better understand the issue of maritime […]

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Technology Initiatives Supporting the Maritime Industry's Covid-19 Response

Maritime technology initiatives supporting the industry Covid-19 response

Coronavirus is causing significant problems for the maritime industry, with volatile supply and demand, port closures, and difficulties with crew changes. Despite the difficulties, the maritime technology community is fighting back against the virus, with a number of startups, tech companies, and other businesses launching services or providing data to help the industry cope with […]

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China will be a leader in autonomous shipping by 2025

China will be a leader in autonomous shipping by 2025

The market for autonomous shipping technologies is growing and already worth over $1billion per year. Though European countries have taken an early lead in the development of the technology, there is a massive R&D effort going on in China, with academic institutions and private companies registering thousands of patents relating to the technology. Globally, there […]

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Cyber Security Principles for Seafarers

Cyber security principles for seafarers

Disciplined in their craft and highly capable, the professional seafarer is a unique individual. Employed in an ancient trade, they embody the collective knowledge of generations. Where once seafarers voyaged oceans relying solely upon their native skills and analogue tools, today the waters have evolved into an interconnected technological ecosystem. From integrated navigational bridge systems […]

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How will 5G enable smart ports?

How will 5G enable smart ports?

From wired broadband to 4G, WiFi to VHF radio, communication technology in ports has made it exponentially easier for people to communicate with each other. The same is true for 5G but more importantly, for the first time, 5G will make it exponentially easier for objects to communicate with each other. This new communication technology […]

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Startup incubators, accelerators, and investors in the maritime industry.

Startup incubators, accelerators, and investors in the maritime industry

Raising money and building the support to get an idea off the ground is challenging in any industry, but can be particularly challenging in the maritime industry. That said, there are a growing number of incubators, accelerators, and investors who actively work in maritime transport. Below is a list of incubators, accelerators, and investors that […]

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Venture Funding Overview - 2020 thetius

Overview of maritime startup funding in 2019

2019 was the most high profile year yet for the maritime startup scene. There has never been more interest in the technology and entrepreneurs trying to transform the sector. But how much was invested in the sector during the year? What types of rounds are closing? And what application saw the most funding? On the […]

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Maritime technology trends for 2020 - thetius

Maritime technology trends to watch in 2020

It seems that everyone in the industry is working on cutting edge technologies these days. But more often than not, in the short term, the hype outweighs the impact. What technologies will have the biggest impact on the maritime industry through 2020 and beyond? These are our predictions for the tech trends to watch this […]

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