MSC joins Smart Maritime Network
Container shipping major Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) joined the Smart Maritime Network, an industry member organization focused on increasing the usability of the shipping industry's technology.
“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 geographies. Collaboration is essential in this regard, so we can establish the same technology standards throughout the industry,” MSC stated.
In 2019, the Smart Maritime Network was introduced with the goal of providing a forum to promote the benefits of enhanced integration, standardization and data sharing among maritime and transport logistics stakeholders.
To inform and educate the industry on technical advances and technologies, the network provides a collaborative platform for key space influencers.
“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," the company added.
MSC is also the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) founding member on April 10, 2019 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Maritime Business World