The shipping industry’s demand for communications bandwidth is growing exponentially. In a fast-evolving maritime regulatory landscape, shipowners are increasingly implementing data-driven processes and adopting digital shipboard solutions to cut emissions and achieve environmental compliance. Pending revolutionary developments in propulsion and fuel technology, this approach is delivering immediate, measurable and meaningful benefits: Ricardo Energy and Environment, a global environment consultancy, predicts a 38% reduction in maritime greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 through digitalisation alone, a significant contribution towards the 50% reduction target set by the International Maritime Organization.
by Ben Palmer OBE President, Inmarsat Maritime
Ben Palmer, President of Inmarsat’s maritime division, examines the global trends driving bandwidth uptake in shipping and introduces upcoming Inmarsat solutions that promise to unleash the full potential of maritime connectivi- ty.