These years, there is a strong focus on the development of new shipping technologies and especially the utilization of digital opportunities.
There seems to be three key drivers for going digital. First is the competitive pressure for cost efficiency. This is often combined with the second driver, which are environmental factors and regulatory compliance requirements. Fact is (and this is the third key driver) that stakeholders in the shipping value chain are increasingly requiring digital operations from their business partners. How these elements are combined into a business case may vary among ship type, trade patterns and operating or trading region.
BIMCO focuses on two segments of the maritime digitalisation: Ship-shore interface and Autonomous ships.