To many, the maritime sector has a reputation that it is an industry resistance to change, but increasing investment in technology within the sector is proving that this is not the case and that there is a real appetite for modernisation for those both at sea and on shore.
A survey recently conducted by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network found that 46% of maritime organisations said that they were either investing significantly in new technologies or significantly increasing those investments. Combine this with the fact that last year venture investors backed more than 245 start-ups in shipping and supply-chain management, a record number worth at least $4 billion and it can be concluded that there’s no going back for the maritime sector.
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