Set against the 21st century technology backdrop of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, the merchant navy is being transformed and digitized (digital sisterships, new design bridges, etc), leading to significant disruptions to working practices and job types.
Innovation has thus become an integral part of the whole marine sector, its vibrant, highly competitive market, and in particular for the merchant navy — a key player in the world economy. This is why the push for modernization is currently not only supported and managed at the state-level, but also by international organizations such as the IMO (with the MARPOL convention).
This shift towards sustainability is already taking place in ports with the advent of the “Smart port”, a similar concept to that of the “Smart city”, where efficient, timely and speedy information exchanges underpin all of the interactions between harbour life stakeholders. These smarter ports also aim to make the maritime sector more accountable for its impact on the natural world by addressing major environmental concerns. Often denounced for their record by green groups, maritime companies are well aware of these issues and in fact are active in many public health debates. At Smart’N’Go, we are at the very heart of this transformation supporting all players — from the captain to the shipowner. We have the necessary skills, insights, competencies and industry-specific experience to manage these challenges by providing concrete responses based on innovative solutions.