MARITIME 4.0 — HOW CAN THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY LEVERAGE INNOVATION?

By now, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is well under way and rapidly transforming a range of sectors from manufacturing to healthcare. But the maritime industry has also welcomed many of the boldest innovations.

Now, there are signs that the sector is entering its own Maritime 4.0 with increasingly connected ports, the emergence of autonomous ships and the growth of alternative fuels.

To minimise the future impact of external influences on the shipping industry, advances in automation and connectivity will be key. For example, predictive maintenance can be used to monitor assets and vessels remotely — in much the same way sensors on data buoys and navigation lights can collect and relay information in real-time to improve maintenance cycles and remove the need for regular inspection.

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https://hydrosphere.co.uk/shipping-industry-innovation/



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