Three ways to reduce your OpEx without compromising on performance
Running ships is an expensive business, no matter the type of ship or type of trade it costs a lot of money to keep them moving. With the volatility and unpredictability of rates, it’s more important than ever to keep operating costs as low as possible without sacrificing the quality of service or operations. Continue reading “Three ways to reduce your OpEx without compromising on performance”
WATCH: Is the shipping industry ready for the 2020 sulphur cap?
The 2020 sulphur cap is just 20 months away. CargoMate CEO Chris Jones does not believe the industry will be ready in time. Continue reading “WATCH: Is the shipping industry ready for the 2020 sulphur cap?”
Four SaaS products that will improve your fleet performance
Behind operating a safe ship, and protecting the environment, improving the performance of your fleet should be one of the top strategic goals for any liner operator. But working out how to improve performance can often involve projects which are expensive to run and have no guarantee of results. The good news is there are now hundreds of SaaS businesses popping up with clever ideas that serve the shipping and maritime industry. Continue reading “Four SaaS products that will improve your fleet performance”
WATCH: How can we increase collaboration between startups and shipping companies?
Collaboration is fast becoming one of the most talked about concepts in shipping. As entrepreneurs bring more and more bright ideas to the table, we ask how we can increase collaboration between startups shipping companies. Continue reading “WATCH: How can we increase collaboration between startups and shipping companies?”
Data is an asset but how do you value it?
The shipping industry seems to be finally coming round to the idea that data is an asset. Every operator I’ve spoken to in the last year has some sort of data related project going on, from fuel monitoring, to crew health tracking there are reams of data being collected on every facet of operations. As business models and processes begin to shift to become more and more data focused, we ask should the value of data be on the balance sheet? Continue reading “Data is an asset but how do you value it?”
How to attract tech talent to the shipping industry
Shipping is quietly going through a digital revolution. At CargoMate we are right at the centre of it. As with any revolution though, it’s fuelled by people, and tech talent is hard to find. The digital revolution is happening throughout every industry, and the competition to hire the best is hotter than ever. How can the shipping industry compete with the likes of Google and Facebook to attract the brightest tech talent? Continue reading “How to attract tech talent to the shipping industry”
Should seafarers learn to code?
It’s impossible to deny that operating ships is becoming more and more technical. From integrated bridge systems to multi-fuel propulsion systems, the burden on seafarers to understand increasingly complex on-board systems is increasing.
Due to the isolated nature of ships, it’s important that the crew operating them are able to understand, operate, troubleshoot, and if necessary fix the systems which keep the ship safely running. As ships become more complex and hi-tech, we ask whether the seafarers of the future should be learning to code? Continue reading “Should seafarers learn to code?”
Automation is the future of maritime
Automation is the hot topic across the maritime industry right now, and it’s a polarising one; with half believing it’s the future and the other half certain it can’t (and perhaps shouldn’t) be done. The simple truth is that autonomous technology is already here and advancing rapidly.
There are different levels of automation, most of which still involve significant human involvement. Totally autonomous “AI-driven” ghost ships are a long way off, but in the short and medium term, there is a huge opportunity to systemize and automate dangerous or repetitive tasks on-board ships and generate efficiencies that have not been possible until now. Continue reading “Automation is the future of maritime”