The Game of Ports

The Game of Ports

Abstract Competition between ports is slightly more complicated than hanging around ocean corners, looking as desirable as possible, and waiting for the punters to roll up but the economics are remarkably similar. Historically, port operations are low-skill, labour intensive and very sensitive to market demands. The advantage that ports can bring to bear is sufficient…

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Starlink Maritime Connectivity Progress in 2022

What is Starlink Maritime? Starlink Maritime is a division of SpaceX and it’s LEO satellite connectivity network started in 2015. The company is now entering into new mobility applications that use satellite connectivity services. Starlink Maritime is the name of this satellite connectivity service being offered to maritime vessels. Introduction to Starlink Maritime Connectivity Starlink’s…

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Can AI be the Ferry Godmother?

Abstract – AI for ferries would be a game-changer Can AI be the Ferry Godmother? Artificial Intelligence (AI) for maritime applications is normally considered for larger shipping companies and major ports. These are where immediate and major advantages are easily envisaged. This tends to leave smaller operators of diverse fleets in multiple locations out of…