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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”