Inmarsat: COVID-19 Has Accelerated Digitalization in Shipping

According to a new report sponsored by satcom provider Inmarsat, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly accelerated the uptake of digital technology in the maritime industry. 

“The impact of COVID-19 on ship operations is evidenced by a massive increase in the use of remote services such as pilotage and surveying,” wrote maritime consultancy Thetius. “Similarly, crew training and officer examinations went fully online for the first time ever in some jurisdictions. More broadly, global trade...

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