Today, on World Maritime Day, we’re reminded of the tremendous impact that shipping has on society. For 2022, the UN has chosen “new technologies for greener shipping” as its theme, highlighting the importance of sustainable shipping.  

With over 80% of goods carried by sea, it’s difficult to have a conversation about reducing carbon emissions without shipping. There’s more interest in decarbonization than ever before as a path to meeting new environmental regulations and limiting product spoilage. 

Did you know that 30% of all perishable goods are spoilt on the journey from farm to fork? Leading the sustainable shipping movement is telematics data which can decrease reefer spoilage, leading to less additional shipments and fuel required.

Efficiency for the Environment 

While the future of sustainable shipping is free of fossil fuels, data can help fleets waste less container fuel today. Remote fuel-level monitoring can paint an important picture about where shipping lines are losing fuel through container management inefficiency. Plus, operating hours, malfunctions and other health parameters to inform maintenance visits. By fixing these problems, shipping lines can run a cleaner, more streamlined fleet that protects profits and the planet.

Transparency at Sea 

A greener future for sustainable shipping is one with complete global visibility and transparency. Insights into shipping operations can’t be acted upon if they aren’t transmitted back to shore. Shipping lines relying on cellular connectivity at sea can experience black holes in network coverage.

Leveraging multiple connectivity options including AIS data and onboard vessel networks reassures that ship-to-shore communication will be uninterrupted. This, combined with least-cost networking, ensures that connectivity is constant without breaking the bank. 

What’s more, visibility also has a role to play onshore as well. After all, with location data, marine assets can be added into the rotation instead of sitting in port wasting fuel and space. All the data gathered can be acted upon, delivering intelligence into driving sustainability through maintenance, logistics, visibility and more. 

Data interoperability will be a strong partner in the future of green shipping. Industry data can be processed through machine learning to unlock new insights that can help improve safety.

Curious about how we are helping to champion green shipping and data interoperability in the shipping industry? Download our free brochure “Smart Container Shipping” today. 

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