Smartships - Bringing Smart Collaboration to Shipping

Oct. 10 2022

Smartships hold great promise for the shipping business. Introducing smart functions onboard ships will enable improved monitoring and transparency, key drivers of the transition toward a more sustainable shipping industry.

Smart ships will facilitate compliance with international regulations and reductions in operating costs through reduced emissions, increased efficiency, and improved maintenance, to name a few. Yet despite these significant benefits, integrating smart functions onboard ships remains a complex endeavor.

This report aims to shed some light on:

  • key concepts and enablers behind smartships
  • what smartships are and are not
  • why they matter for the shipping industry
  • how classification societies like bureau veritas can support their clients in defining their ambitions for a smart transition, moving toward a more compliant, efficient and sustainable shipping industry

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