Acknowledging the challenging situation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, activity in the cruise sector has increased significantly over the previous decades.
When at port, ships keep their auxiliary engines running for electricity, resulting in unnecessary emission of pollutants and over $18bn in fuel waste. Estimates su
The electrification of the seas requires energy sources in remote places.
The aquaculture industry currently produces approximately half of the fish for global consumption, and this is expected to reach two-thirds by 2030.[1,2] Given the tre
Deep sea mining is expected to grow 37% annually, from $650mn in 2020 to $15.3bn by 2030. Hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor are chimney-like structures where un
RoRo (Roll-on/Roll-off) vessels carry 234 million tonnes of goods annually around Europe, and is growing at an average rate of 3%.[1,2] RoRo vessels follow fixed route
Maritime transport emits around 940 million tonnes of CO2 annually and is responsible for about 2.5% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.[1,2] Shipping is respons
Digital twinning bridges the gap between the physical world and virtual world. It involves the scanning of existing objects to create virtual (digital) replicas.
Weather is the major cause for maritime accidents, shipping and cargo losses, injuries, and even fatalities.
60,000 people and $4bn in assets are exposed to the global tsunami hazard.[1,2] These numbers are expected to increase due to population growth, migrat
Owners and operators of wind parks are challenged with keeping turbine blades in optimum condition. A combination of accumulated debris, dust deposits, and blade ro
Contact and collision related casualties account for 40% of yearly insurance claims in the maritime industry. 75% of these are caused by human error, amounting to $
Communication from the depths of the seas currently requires a cable connection or acoustic transmission.
Vessels are operated on a bridge in a large room with a multiple-station setup.
Customs authorities inspect less than 2% of the 752 million (TEU) containers shipped annually.[1,2] With 90% of the world's cargo transported in maritime containers, t
Day rates for the smallest and largest service vessels range from $8k-26k. While autonomous vessels are estimated to reduce fuel consumption by 6%, an autonomous-u
In 2019, the containerized shipping industry will have transported over 800 million TEU, generating earnings in excess of $25bn. These containers arrive in ports on
A particular pain point in shipping is that vessels need specific documents delivered to ports before they arrive.
Fires and explosions are the third largest cause of vessel casualties and have resulted in 112 large vessel losses during the past decade.
80% of the global wind resources are located offshore in deep waters (60+ meters) where traditional seabed-fixed installations are not suitable. These areas will be
In the next 7 years, 150 oil and gas platforms are expected to be decommissioned in the North Sea.[1,2] Annual global spending on decommissioning is set to increase fr
Every year people die inspecting enclosed spaces. These spaces can contain depleted oxygen levels, toxic gases, and/or material otherwise unsafe for humans.
Subsea infrastructure and the demand for its maintenance is growing.
Large ships are inspected and cleaned every 4-5 years and painted every 8-10 years, in order to improve vessel performance and to demonstrate owners' commitment to saf
Experts estimate that fuel consumption can be reduced by up to 5% by optimizing ship speeds and routes to changing weather conditions.
Europe has over 4,000 offshore wind turbines in operation, supplying a total of 15.8 GW.