Four Technology Trends In Maritime Industry

The maritime eco-system is trans-forming thanks to the advancement in technology. Adva-ncements in ship-building, propulsion, smart shipping, and more, along with an increasingly skilled workforce, are changing how the maritime industry addresses new challenges and opportunities.

Here are four technology trends in the maritime industry

Ship building In the future, shipbuilding technologies will include design freedom, efficient customization, reduce waste and handle virtual inventory. The environmental impact will also drive the adoption of new shipping technologies.

Advanced Materials Creating advanced materials for ship applications will be an important factor in enhancing future ship performance. New features will be rolled out, and multi-functional materials can be developed Inherent smart features can be created for corresponding applications, including self-cleaning and self-repairing materials, which will have a range of benefits in terms of safety and maintenance.

Smart Shipping Unmanned spaces will also be another manifestation of the smart ship as data-driven services like vessel performance monitoring and weather routing will integrate different connected technologies to enhance operational efficiency, ship management, regulatory compliance, decision making, environmental responsibilities, and optimize safety and maintenance of vessel and crew via communication networks.

Propulsion and Power Generation A major area of technological development and scope for applicable technology will be ship propulsion and power generation such as future engines, alternative fuels, propulsion energy-saving devices, renewable sources of energy, emissions abatement technology, and hybrid power generation. It will also scale future environmental hurdles for commercial shipping.


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