The digital revolution is changing the way maritime operators do business. New solutions – from big data and blockchain to drones, robotics, and autonomous systems – offer game-changing alternatives to the traditional way of doing business.
Maintenance operations are being automated, enhancing security, and developing greater visibility across the supply chain. Increased connectivity has also opened new avenues of exploration.
IoT Making Operators Logistics Experts
The internet of things (IoT) technology is enabling operators to become global logistics experts and pioneers in their fields. Overall, these new technologies are paving the way for both ambitious, pioneering giants, as well as small-medium operators looking to cut costs and inefficiencies.
All of which is timely. Operating costs, geopolitical risks, and tensions over trade are coming to the fore. There is also the small matter of adhering to the IMO’s greenhouse gas emission targets, a challenge that necessitates industry-wide co-operation and innovation.
Maritime operators and shipowners cannot afford to ignore these developments if they wish to keep up with industry standards. Already, any companies are working with tech giants like Microsoft to streamline operations. Moreover, Maersk Line has an established connected container solution; CMA CGM is working with French startup Traxens to add greater visibility to its logistics chain using IoT (Internet of things) technology.
IoT Connectivity Data:
IoT connectivity generates a massive amount of data that can be gleaned for insights that would make your business more efficient and productive and networked. The individual components of a ship’s engine room, cargo containers, fleet management, and connected ports – all areas of the maritime industry are reimagining their operations with IoT solutions and transforming day-to-day operations at the seaport and as part of a more comprehensive logistics network.
Problems can be easily pinpointed, downtime can be reduced, and processes can be simplified and made efficient.
Even more crucially, simulations and tests can be conducted in risk-free, digital spaces. The port of Rotterdam has partnered with IBM to create a ‘digital twin’ that mirrors the movement and status of ships, infrastructure, weather, and water data, allowing for simulation tests to be carried out with ease.
The port now operates at full capacity, and its operators are moving 25-50% more containers per hour than any other of its competitors in northern Europe.
Moreover, IoT has increased the visibility of supply system chain solutions, giving customers a smoother, more customized service that can track their packages in real-time, rather than remain in the dark until a package arrives at its destination.If you’d like to know how IoT solutions may help your business, please do not hesitate to contact us for complete IoT DATA Solutions. Our team of experts will be happy to guide you to the right choices for your business needs. We offer complete IoT and M2M Data Solutions to businesses, shipping, and all industries. Contact us today at +44-0208-5182329