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BIMCO President speaks about opportunities and threats for shipping from digitalisation including stressing the human element

28 September 2017

The BIMCO President Mr Papagiannopoulos highlighted the main opportunities and threats for shipping coming from digitalisation at the 3rd ShipIT conference in Athens on 27 September 2017. The opportunities and threats include the admin burden on board ships, autonomous ships, blockchain, cyber risk management and not least the human elements of all these issues. 

Christopher Rex

07 October 2019

Christopher Rex is Head of Innovation & Research at Danish Ship Finance. He pioneered shipping research by focusing on the long-term implications of megatrends like digitalization, ageing global consumers and the electrification of the global energy system on the shipping industry. In recent years he has included perspectives on business model innovation, the circular economy and sustainability to help customers navigate the emerging transformation of the shipping industry. He is behind the widely recognized report “Shipping Market Review” which Danish Ship Finance has published bi-annually since 2004. Externally he represents Danish Ship Finance as a frequent speaker at international conferences such as Global Maritime Forum, Marine Money, CMA and Nor-Shipping. Christopher holds a master degree in Economics from Copenhagen University, but has studied at universities in Switzerland, Singapore, UK, China and the US. Most recently he attended Singularity University’s executive program.