Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has joined the Smart Maritime Network, an industry membership group focused on increasing the compatibility, standardization, and harmonization of the technology used in the shipping industry.
MSC has long recognized the importance of digitization across the shipping industry, and has been one of the pioneers behind the industry’s digital transformation, continuously investing in and developing new technologies to enhance business and adapt to customers’ needs.
“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 they can be operated across multiple carriers, service providers and geography. Collaboration is essential in this regard, so we can establish the same technology standards throughout the industry,” MSC said in a press release.
“Now, as a part of the Smart Maritime Network, we can 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. “
Added, André Simha, Chief Digital & Information Officer at MSC “Collaborating with other members to solve key industry challenges is of paramount importance to MSC and there is no doubt that this Network opens up new opportunities for these efforts to become a reality, shaping the future of our industry.”
Smart Maritime Network was launched in 2019 with the goal of providing a platform to promote the benefits of enhanced integration, standardization 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.
“Smart Maritime Network is delighted to welcome MSC as a new member,” says Rob O’Dwyer, Chief Network Officer at Smart Maritime Network. “As a company at the forefront of leading transformation and innovation, their role as both a user and driver of digital technologies will provide valuable insights and input to the discussions and ongoing projects.”