ShipInsight conference will explore digitalisation and AI

Paul Gunton

Paul Gunton · 24 January 2020


Digitalisation is already a vital part of modern ship design, construction and operation and it is set to build on that foundation. Coupled with technologies such as artificial intelligence, which will support – and perhaps even make – decisions based on data, and blockchain to ensure data security, the potential applications for digital technology can only grow.

For example, ShipInsight recently reported one new application, in the P&I sector, in which predictive modelling is supporting risk assessment. We also reported that Singapore’s MPA is supporting digital initiatives for ship agency services and on a collaborative project between Kongsberg and DNV GL to share data to simplify class and assurance services.

A survey in September 2019 by the logistics service provider Navis found that, among terminal operators, 88% of respondents expect that automated decision making will be very or extremely important for the future of innovation at terminals and 83% plan to increase their AI investments over the next one-to-three years.

With this clear trend in mind, ShipInsight’s annual conference on 26-27 February, titled A Global Transition, will include a panel session during Day 2 of the event specifically focused on Digitalisation and artificial intelligence.

Delegates will be able to exchange views with an expert panel and test their own views and ambitions with other attendees during the refreshment and lunch breaks and the conference reception at the end of Day 1, which is also open to those attending Day 2.

Register now, by following the links below, to take part in the conference discussions and to benefit from the networking and knowledge of other delegates.

• The second ShipInsight annual conference will be held in London on 26-27 February 2020 in a venue close to IMO’s headquarters. Programme details will be updated as panellists are confirmed. Day 1 will focus on fuel choices and other technical topics; Day 2 on communications, navigation, digitalisation and future technologies.

To make the conference particularly relevant, it will be possible to book for either or both days. Bookings are being taken now and ShipInsight readers should reserve their places online to be sure of taking part in the second ShipInsight annual conference.

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