Autonomous ships, the smart port, 3D visualisation, cyber security, big data, blockchain and automated monitoring are of great impact to the maritime industry.
The future of shipping?
The past few months have seen various concepts and projects come to life in the fields of autonomous and remotely controlled vessel operation. The major players Wärtsilä, ABB and Rolls-Royce have demonstrated what is already possible with the deployment of intelligent sensors and automated systems.
As owners act to fortify their ships and shoreside operations against cyber risk in the face of evolving threats and imminent regulation, the classification society DNV GL has expanded its services to cover control systems, software, procedures and human factors.