Technology trends for ships and shipping of tomorrow

  • Volker Bertram DNV GL, Hamburg, Germany
Keywords: Technology trends, Ship design, Ship building, Ship operation, Shipping of tomorrow

Abstract

The paper discusses key trends in ship design, ship building, and ship operation, and extrapolates those trends into the future. Fast and unconventional craft will play only a minor role in this scenario. In fact, trends in shipping are towards lower speed and simpler hull shapes, wind assisted technologies, and propulsion improving devices. Cleaner fuels, most notably LNG, condition-based maintenance, remote instruction, and Augmented Reality will support the operation of low-crew ships. The proliferation of sensors and increased satellite bandwidth will fundamentally change logistics.

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Published
2019-07-02
How to Cite
Bertram, V. (2019). Technology trends for ships and shipping of tomorrow. Maritime Technology and Research, 2(1), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.33175/mtr.2020.190783