Smart ships are likely to be carrying cargoes within 10 years but all in the logistics chain need to adapt in order to make good use of the new technology and the huge amount of data that will be available as a result.
Some relatively simple and low-cost interventions could improve the health and welfare of women seafarers, the WISTA UK AGM was told in London.
WISTA UK, the Women in Shipping and Trade Association, isn’t shy in hosting events that challenge its members to address the major issues affecting the shipping industry, and this was very much the case during the its most recent Forum.
Women in command, a maritime incident – the perfect dilemma, and the marvels of Old Father Thames are just a few of the interesting topics that WISTA-UK will be exploring at this year’s WISTA-UK event during London International Shipping Week (LISW).
Combating corruption and bribery in the maritime industry was the key topic of conversation at the WISTA-UK Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at Mazard LLP, Tower Bridge House in London last Thursday.
Maritime experts are deeply divided on how to curb the menace of overweight shipping containers, which cause severe accidents at sea and on the roads. The difficulties of clamping down on false declarations of the weight and content of boxes were underlined during a panel discussion at the WISTA-UK Liverpool Forum, part of the International Festival for Business in the port city.