Maritime digitalisation

These years, there is a strong focus on the development of new shipping technologies and especially the utilization of digital opportunities.

There seems to be three key drivers for going digital. First is the competitive pressure for cost efficiency. This is often combined with the second driver, which are environmental factors and regulatory compliance requirements. Fact is (and this is the third key driver) that stakeholders in the shipping value chain are increasingly requiring digital operations from their business partners. How these elements are combined into a business case may vary among ship type, trade patterns and operating or trading region.

BIMCO focuses on two segments of the maritime digitalisation: Ship-shore interface and Autonomous ships.

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    BIMCO and CIRM (Comité International Radio-Maritime) have taken the concept of the onboard software log to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to automate and modernise it. As a result, the ISO has published a new standard on a ship software logging system to be used for operational technology onboard ships.

  • BIMCO welcomes updated IMO Compendium to advance electronic data

    Standardising and harmonising electronic ship to shore communication for reporting purposes was high on the agenda at the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) virtual Facilitation Committee (FAL) meeting held from 1-7 June 2021 (FAL 45).


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