Smart, connected, remote technologies are taking maritime to a new frontier of safe, reliable and sustainable operations.
When it comes to industries undergoing large-scale digital disruption, the maritime industry may not be at the forefront. However, developments in remote technology are opening up new opportunities and efficiencies for maritime operations, and the effect of the global pandemic has been to significantly accelerate this.
For the shipping industry, a greater willingness to adopt remote processes in a sector that prioritised human intervention has emerged, as the world gets to grips with a huge growth in demand for video conferencing and e-commerce. Further, interest has peaked in applications for IoT, process automation, remote installation and support, and telemedicine.
This paradigm shift also provides a glimpse of what the future might look like; smarter, more connected and greener, with technology and automation at the centre of efficient businesses.
Wherever you sit on the spectrum, although the path to digital transformation is long, excitingly, possibilities for completely new ways of working based on automated technology not only exist today but are within reach of companies looking for quick wins to get on that path. Straightforward, cost efficient solutions have emerged which are tailor designed for maritime satcom environments and enhance efficiency, improve safety and reduce costs by enabling remote operations, such as monitoring, support, training and medical assistance.
But in a new world of vast opportunities, and risks, where should maritime organisations start as they carefully seek to adopt more digitalisation while balancing investment, cyber security risk and compliance?
No one is doing this alone. Your remote transformation starts with a reliable IT and connectivity partner. Marlink has been a pioneer in remote technology for decades and we’re passionate about helping maritime companies to work smarter, more profitably and more sustainably. To start your remote operations journey, visit www.marlink.com/remoteops to register for our webinar and download helpful resources.