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Digital Shipping



Course format On-site
Datum 2021-01-11 - 2021-05-07

Course content

  • The digital transformation of the shipping industry - Marine 4.0
  • Connection and connectivity from shipping office to ship
  • Remote controlled and autonomous shipping operations
  • Remote controlled and autonomous port operations
  • Remote controlled and autonomous vessels
  • Vessel technology –control and operation centers– onboard and onshore
  • Fleet management from shipping office
  • Optimization of supply chain and shipping processes
  • Energy and resource management onboard and onshore
  • Big Data
  • Digital twins
  • Economy - how to utilize big data to optimization of maintenance systems and onboard systems
  • Maritime cloud
  • Internet of Things in shipping
  • The future of shipping
  • Digitalization of the Supply Chain

Learning outcomes

In this subject the student will get an introduction to the digital paradigm shift we are experiencing in the shipping industry. Digitalization is transforming the maritime world, enabling smart decision-making and also integrating the the global supply chain. Smart operations will be used to reduce costs and gain competitive edge. At the same time, we recognize that challenges lie ahead. How will the future ship owners and shipping offices operate? How will the vessels be handled and optimized? How will the autonomous race influence the supply Chain and the processes in the shipping industry?

After completion of the subject, the student will have knowledge and a holistic overview of how Technology and the shipping industry interact on optimisation of cost, economy and general resources.


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Logistiek en bedrijfsvoering scheepsvaart