Big Data in the Maritime Industry



Richard Hepworth, President, Trelleborg Marine Systems


Big data has the potential to transform our industry. Through application and insights, big data is creating new opportunities to drive innovation and deliver tangible operational efficiencies across the shipping world. But information alone is not enough. It is the analysis of this data and the actionable insights it provides that will move our industry forward and determine our future. This is a time of huge change for our industry. The advancement of automation, and the exponential rise in data it brings, mean disruption on a scale that ‘shipping’ has never seen before.

Trelleborg’s marine systems operation recently commissioned an independent study bringing together the latest news and thinking to provide a comprehensive overview of big data in the maritime sector. It includes a look at how and where these technologies are being implemented and the key application areas that will deliver future operational efficiencies for ports and terminals.

Herein, Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborg’s marine systems operation discusses the findings of the research to explore how the maritime industry can better understand the opportunities that big data offers, both now and in the longer term. 

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