The University of Plymouth’s expertise in clean maritime, advancing technology and shipping operations has directly influenced a major new report into the future challenges facing the global maritime industry.
In the Global Maritime Trends 2050
report, Lloyd’s Register and Lloyd’s Register Foundation call on shipowners and other supply chain stakeholders to increase their ability to deal with significant changes and possible future scenarios.
Launched during London International Shipping Week, the report was developed through a pragmatic literature review and 16 in-depth interviews with maritime policy and industry professionals.
Those experts include representatives from globally significant organisations such as the United Nations, the Global Maritime Forum, the Sustainable Shipping Initiative and other industries and industry bodies.
Mr Forshaw, also the current chair of Maritime UK South West, highlights significant recent advances in shipping technology and the importance of ensuring those are protected, solutions the University is pioneering through its research in maritime cyber security and marine autonomy.
Dr Karamperidis, who earlier this week launched a new environmental benchmarking framework for the global shipping industry, speaks in the report about the importance of trade facilitation that is needed to maintain a healthy maritime transport sector.