Digitalisation is a hot topic today in ship design and operation. For ship owners and operators in general, monitoring ship performance and learning from past behaviour can result in direct savings in fuel costs or anywhere else in the logistics chain.
Traditionally, in the shipping business technology development and adaptation have been steady and incremental. The markets have been preferring proven solutions and compliance at lowest costs, and as a result the uptake of new technologies and alternative fuels has been relatively slow. This status quo seems to be coming to its end.