Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express (ONE) are joining the TradeLens meaning the blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform can count five of the top six container lines as members.

Fresh from its recent Seatrade digital technology award Northrup Grumman Sperry Marine is developing a digital eco-system - Sperry Sphere - to provide preventative and predictive maintenance for launch at year end.

As the shipping industry celebrates the International Maritime Organization's Day of the Seafarer Wallem ceo Frank Coles has warned against “misguided” attempts to replace people with machines.

Classification Society DNV GL has appointed the digital director of its maritime business Kenneth Vareide as chief for its Digital Solutions business as a whole.

Communications provider IEC Telecoms stresses that in successfully deploying digitalisation on a vessel owners must ensure reliable back-up systems and cyber-security.

Digitalization is happening now in the shipping ecosystem. Big words aside, what this means to shipowners is that information about equipment, processes, you name it... can be generated, stored and analyzed in larger quantities, with more precision, and from new vantage points.

Five lines are joining the Digital Container Shipping Association giving the group that aims pave the way for digitalisation and standardisation of box shipping some 70% of the market as members.

AP Moller - Maersk has launched a digital customs clearance platform for seven European countries, which claims to be an industry first, with an expand the system globally by year end.

The introduction of digitalisation to the shipping sector will not reinvent the industry, but it is needed to increase efficiency according to logistics software solutions firm Singular Point.

Four major lines – AP Moller-Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and ONE – have jointly established Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) to drive standardisation, digitalisation and interoperability in the industry.

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