World Maritime University publishes technology roadmap to 2040

Released during the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) event “Shaping the Future of Shipping” in Manila, the technology roadmap was empirically developed in collaboration with various stakeholders/experts, most of whom have maritime experience. The participants took part in three workshops. The combination of 50 experts represented a wide range of maritime expertise, including technologists (28%), scientists (9%), NGOs (4%), shipping companies (6%), shipping associations (14%), shipowners’ associations (12). %), regulators (24%) and others (3%). Stakeholders selected their top ten industry trends, future marine technologies and the policies needed to facilitate technology adoption. After identifying the industry trends, technologies and policies, the stakeholders also identified the opportunities and threats relevant to various maritime stakeholders as a result of trends realization and technology adoption.

The roadmap lists aggregated technologies that depend on the development of other technologies.

“Through their interdependence and interconnectedness, they offer the potential to create a new technological paradigm that will transform the way ships are designed, built and operated,” says the report.

This technological interoperability and integration is fueled by advances in a range of technologies, including autonomous decision-making and artificial intelligence.

“The success of these emerging technologies, identified in the technology roadmap, depends on the adoption of an appropriate regulatory framework, global standardization of technologies, and collaboration and coordination among maritime stakeholders,” the report states.

Ferdinand Marcos, the President of the Philippines, also attended today’s summit and told delegates, “With all forces on board, we must come together to chart and shape the future of industry and world trade for the next 25 years.” can achieve this by identifying the skills needed for the new generation of ships, discussing education and training needs and committing to a fair and just transition to build a sustainable and resilient shipping industry.”

According to the ICS, an estimated 90,000 certified officers will be needed to operate the world merchant fleet by 2026. An adventurous spirit was created in response to this challenge, with an urgent need to attract more people to the industry and keep global trade flowing.

Natalie Shaw, Director of Employment Affairs at ICS, said: “The shipping industry, like many other industries, is facing a recruitment crisis. We wanted to differentiate shipping from these other industries by showing what an attractive profession shipping is. What is special about this video is that we hear from seafarers themselves and speak openly about their work, the challenges and the opportunities.”

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