Maritime suppliers

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Over the next five years, maritime suppliers across the value chain will increasingly adopt solutions to address security, overcapacity and accurate cost models, according to new research from ABI Research,
“Along with consolidation and pressures on profits, long-standing players must adapt and work with partners within and outside the industry, from startups to technology leaders in connectivity, AI, and more, including the competition, to align on much-needed standardization,” says Susan Beardslee, Principal Analyst at ABI Research.
Recent examples include Wärtsilä’s acquisition of Transas to support an intelligent maritime ecosystem and Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as Orange Business Service’s deal with Cargotec for smart cargo handling.
Beneficial Cargo Owners are gaining greater supply chain visibility and automation from start-ups including predictive logistics provider ClearMetal, Xenata’s crowdsourced, on-demand, real-time benchmark and market intelligence, Flexport’s digital procurement platform and Freightos’ marketplace for rate management.
Sigfox debuted a new service offering real-time geolocation tracking for containers. Industrial IOT provider ORBCOMM offers reefer management solutions as well as two-way vessel monitoring via satellite and cellular. IBM partnered with Maersk Line on blockchain as well as with Cisco on smart connected ports.
Microsoft is partnering with OOCL on AI for maritime. Electrification is growing including efforts by Guangzhou Shipyard International Company, Port Liner, and Torqueedo.
www.abiresearch.com.

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