Last updated on March 1st, 2021 at 08:52 am
Maritime Informatics – the book that’s cemented a new discipline in the world of shipping (01 Mar 2021)
If there is one thing myself and my colleagues at Trans.INFO share a keen interest in, it is new ideas that could potentially revolutionise the way we think about logistics. Maritime Informatics, put together by Mikael Lind and a number of esteemed logistics academics and professionals, is the perfect example – a book whose concepts have helped to shape a new discipline in the field of sea freight.
Book of the month: Maritime Informatics as a new discipline for safe and sustainable shipping (27 Jan 2021)
Digitalization has already unveiled its promising nature for shipping, but how does this translate in practice? A new book entitled ‘Maritime Informatics’ comes to provide a vivid example of how decision making in the industry can be improved by digital technology.
Mikael Lind explains how Maritime Informatics can help shippers emerge from „world’s largest poker game”(22 Dec 2020)
Times are nonetheless changing, and more shipping companies may be willing to show their hand in the not-too-distant future – provided that they can be convinced of the benefits of digitalization and data sharing that form the cornerstone of Maritime Informatics.
The SMN Interview: Andre Simha, MSC; Dr Phanthian Zuesongdham, HPA; & Dr Mikael Lind, RISE (15 Dec 2020)
Technology, people, processes and collaboration – these are some of the core pillars underpinning the concept of ‘Maritime Informatics’, a term coined to describe the digitalisation movement currently underway in the shipping industry and the title of a new book featuring more than 80 contributing authors from 20 countries working across the maritime and logistics sectors.
The shipping industry faces new challenges as it prepares for the future of global trade. While carriers have consolidated their operations and advanced their global capabilities, they are still working to develop the tools to truly leverage those opportunities to expand and increase the efficiency of the shipping industry.
During the autumn, Chalmers started a Tracks course in Transport Informatics. At the same time, one of the first books on the subject with a focus on Maritime Informatics was released. A key person in the development of the book is Mikael Lind, visiting researcher at Mechanics and Maritime Sciences.
This is the first book issued on Maritime Informatics which describes the potential for Maritime Informatics to enhance the shipping industry. It examines how decision making in the industry can be improved by digital technology and introduces the technology required to make Maritime Informatics a distinct and valuable discipline. It addresses the identified need within the maritime industry for smarter collaboration to enhance operations, satisfy clients’ expectations of transparency and predictability and respond to societal concerns.
A new book on the emerging field of Maritime Informatics, examining the role of digital technology in the ongoing evolution of the shipping and supply chain ecosystem, has been published by Springer, including contributions from industry professionals in 20 countries.