Accelerated by disruption; shipping’s digital revolution in the pandemic era | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Firstly, companies must have a clear long-term vision on how to best use digital technologies. Shipping’s digital revolution is littered with users who have invested vast sums of money on cutting-edge technology but have grown frustrated with the lack of immediate and obvious success.

We must also be prepared to bring more of our industry along in this journey. A failure to truly share the benefits of the digital revolution will only undermine progress in the long run.

Accelerated by disruption; shipping’s digital revolution in the pandemic era | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

High tech toys on large ships, jets, cars, trains and in homes is all the rage right now, but with increasing high tech, comes complexity and the opportunity to make mistakes that cause more expenses, drain budgets, and trigger even bigger catastrophes..

A family member shared several stories about how a senior engineer was fiddling with high tech and ‘accidentally’ messed it up or turned it off, which then caused ripple effects of turning off entire critical systems on the ship or disabling the entire ship propulsion systems, at a moment when those systems were desperately needed.

Combine this ‘Murphys Law’ that anything which can go wrong will go wrong, and one begins to ask why more complex high tech is required at all times, in all directions, everywhere, just because we can do it?

Why not instead of making things more complex and hard to understand or use, make them SIMPLER and EASIER to use, plus FOOLPROOF?