Future of Shipping | It’s Going to Be About the Data – But Whose?

The future of shipping will in part, be about data. Big data. We know this because there are a lot of people telling us so, and some of them are in a position to influence outcomes. When the IMO secretary-general held a Symposium on Ship Safety ahead of the most recent Maritime Safety Committee, the role of the human factor, development of new technology and the importance of … [Read more...]

Following a Ship Around With a Satellite Beam is Not a Business

In part two of my conversation with consultant, analyst and blogger Tim Farrar, we dive a little deeper into the undergrowth: what the High Throughput Satellite (HTS) upgrade path looks like and how to tell perception from reality, how the recent competition stacks up to the incumbent and what new opportunities may be out there for those vessel owners prepared to seek new … [Read more...]

Not the End of History: Some Ruminations on Maritime Communications, Part 1

Tim Farrar is an analyst and blogger who has been covering the satellite industry since the mid-1990s. We had crossed paths before, notably discussing his End of History blog and when he posted again about Inmarsat‘s moves in maritime, the time seemed right to have a proper chat with the man for his views on the evolving maritime satcomms space and how the main players … [Read more...]