While other industries spent the past two decades entering the digital age, the maritime sector was left somewhat behind.

It’s no fault of these companies’ leaders. Shipping enterprises face a unique set of obstacles to connectivity that are only now beginning to fall away. Advancements in communications technology have brought the vision of fully connected ships closer to reality.

The International Maritime Organization and United Nations’ looming regulatory adjustments have, for some time, been at the centre of the discussion about digitalising maritime.