Olympic Shipping and Management chief executive George Karageorgiou believes digitalisation in Greek shipping will diminish the importance of seafarers on board vessels.

But they need to be trained to adapt to work in a data-driven world.

Speaking to TradeWinds on the sidelines of Capital Link’s Maritime Leaders Summit in Athens, Karageorgiou said that as long as the fleet runs on internal combustion engines, shipowners will never do away with seafarers.