Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has joined the Smart Maritime Network, an industry membership group focused on increasing the compatibility, standardisation and harmonisation of the technology used in the modern shipping industry.
MSC has invested in and developed new technologies to enhance its business and adapt to its customers’ needs. In addition to the company’s internal digital roadmap, it is 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 it can be operated across multiple carriers, service providers and geographies. Collaboration is essential in this regard, so MSC can establish the same technology standards throughout the industry. Now, as a part of the Smart Maritime Network, the company is to 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.
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.