Eco-Ships and Ship Efficiency are yesterday’s buzz phrases. Now ships are becoming smart. Increased connectivity of equipment & people, Big Data, sensors, analytics, automation and autonomy are about more than reducing cost, they are about creating value.
Unmanned or not the SmartShip’s autonomy will actually be a catalyst for integration and convergence, forging the new Blue Logistics chain as part of the intelligent transport systems of the future. This issue explains why and how.