Maritime Transport Chain Automation
Maritime transport chain is a network of carriers, ports, freight forwarders and supporting services than spans all over the world. It is very usual that movement of cargo from source location to the destination requires handling and transport that involves several dozens of organizations during the journey of goods.
Customers and stakeholders in Maritime Industry demand more speed, less cost, more transparency, bigger security, less impact on environment, bigger efficiency, to name only a few key indicators with which we can measure success. These goals can be achieved by streamlining all the aspects of transportation chain processes, mostly with the smart technologies that will help resolve the biggest burdens of transportation industry, like long paperwork paths, efficient use of resources and coping with ever increasing quantity of cargo.
These changes do not necessarily require large modification of existing information systems. The introduction of innovative technologies should occur in successive steps, with additional services or interfaces, that can speedup, optimize or eliminate (in case innovation replaces some part of process or technology) time and resource-consuming tasks.
Labor Market Expected Changes
Usage of new technologies in Maritime transportation chain will trigger changes in the needs of human resources for support of modified and new processes. Digitalization of the documents and electronic data exchange will affect the need for simple manual entry of data and staff necessary to handle this processes.
At the same time, innovations in Transport chain will create new job positions with different skill sets. For example, there will be need for skilled people for advanced planning of resources and processes with the knowledge of modern planning tools. Or employees skilled for support of handling intelligent smart devices (IoT sensors,...).
There will be more need on knowledge for specific transport chain analytics and real-time process optimization, adjustment to the current conditions of resources, transport routes and similar key factors