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Maritime Industry

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Shipowners are open to deploying IoT tools for analytics, management, and operational purposes.



of shipowners have realized, or expect to realize, savings using IoT technologies.



of shipowners are in use, or are being trialed, of route optimization tools.



of shipowners say they already use IoT solutions to keep track of fuel consumption.



of shipowners will ‘fully deploy’ IoT-based solutions within the next 18 months.

Source: INMARSAT research, 2018

Maritime IoT Landscape in the next decade

The maritime industry is evolving: smarter ships, intelligent cargo tracking, automation and a host of fringe technologies are beginning to make an impact on the way shipowners do business. All will come together to form new standards across the next decade. Maritime operators will steadily automate operations, deal proactively with maintenance, improve security and develop greater visibility across their end-to-end supply chain.

1. Visibility


Optimized day-to-day operations at sea, at port and as part of a wider logistics network.

2. Intelligence


Proactively directed operations to keep vessels moving and in profit.

3. Efficiency


Downtime elimination and emission targets fulfillment with immediate impact on bottom lines.

4. Paperless


Automatic cargo checks records for the whole supply chain to trace and track.

5. Autonomy


Crewless ships would operating as part of a wider connected ecosystem.

6. Sustainability


Transition from conventional to sustainable green maritime operations and economy.


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