MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has long recognised the importance of digitisation across the shipping industry, and has been one of the pioneers behind the industry’s digital transformation. We are continuously investing in and developing new technologies to enhance our business and adapt to our customers’ needs. In addition to our internal digital roadmap, we are also actively working to shape the future of the shipping industry at-large, by contributing to third-party working groups and participating in industry conferences.
While a variety of digital innovations and IoT technologies exist in the maritime industry, MSC believes that new technology solutions will only be fit for purpose if they can be operated across multiple carriers, service providers and geographies. Collaboration is essential in this regard, so we can establish the same technology standards throughout the industry. Now, as a part of the Smart Maritime Network, we can work closely with maritime technology developers, vessel owners and operators, engineering OEMs and other key stakeholders, to develop joint approaches that will benefit the entire industry.
“We are pleased to join and support Smart Maritime Network, a platform to further promote and accelerate digital transformation across the shipping and transport logistics sectors. Collaborating with other members to solve key industry challenges is of paramount importance to MSC and there is no doubt that this Network opens up new opportunities for these efforts to become a reality, shaping the future of our industry,” says André Simha, Chief Digital & Information Officer at MSC.
Smart Maritime Network was launched in 2019 with the goal of providing a platform to promote the benefits of enhanced integration, standardisation and data sharing among stakeholders within the maritime and transport logistics sectors. The Network creates a collaborative environment for key influencers in the space to inform and educate the industry on technological developments and innovations. It also provides wider opportunities for relationship building and knowledge sharing. The Smart Maritime Network discusses and decides upon all Network activity.
“Smart Maritime Network is delighted to welcome MSC as a new member,” says Rob O’Dwyer, Chief Network Officer at Smart Maritime Network. “As a company at the forefront of leading transformation and innovation, their role as both a user and driver of digital technologies will provide valuable insights and input to the discussions and ongoing projects.”