Digitalisation Uncovered captures insights from shipowners and ship managers in a period of technology transition. Increasing commitment to IoT-enabled solutions and a broadening range of applications in use signal a clear acceleration in maritime digitalisation, but challenges remain. The survey received 368 responses and all respondents had a role in the purchase and application usage of digital solutions. 

Download the report - Digitalisation Uncovered - What's Next for Shipping? which includes interviews with ABB, Bureau Veritas, G2Ocean, and Hempel and outlines how our digital solutions, in collaboration with an ever-increasing network of certified partners, are supporting the industry's key digitalisation drivers in real-time, including operational efficiency, regulatory compliance and crew training. 

Key report takeaways include: 

  • Knowledge of the key drivers of digitalisation 
  • Understanding of the costs-versus-savings of digitalisation 
  • Findings of which solutions are attracting the most interest 
  • A snapshot of the range and scope of suppliers, from startups to established OEMs 


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Key findings

Driving digitalisation

71% of respondents give their primary drivers for digitalisation as cost reduction and operational efficiencies.


The findings point to a rapidly increasing need to get data off a vessel in real-time as opposed to using more manual methods.


83% of those planning to deploy more fleet and vessel performance solutions want to deploy fuel optimisation and fuel monitoring applications within 24 months.

Cost savings

Of the respondents willing to quantify (80%), 91% said they expected some kind of saving - ranging from marginal (1-5%) to substantial.


Lloyd's List key findings webinar

The key research results were discussed during a joint webinar with Lloyd's List Wednesday 9 December.    

Missed it?  Watch the recording below or download the slides. 



Inmarsat Digital Solutions


Challenging the maritime world of today to shape the future of tomorrow – driving a new level of optimisation for shipping in a digital era.

For over 40 years Inmarsat has been defining connectivity at sea. We are passionate innovators, forming partnerships with disruptors, accelerators and start-ups to challenge the status quo and push the frontiers of possibility. Continually investing in people and technology, we strive to be the best in what we do. By opening a gateway into our industry-leading Fleet Xpress service, we are encouraging innovators from outside the sector to make a difference – fuelling cutting edge technology and applications for vessel performance, voyage optimisation and crew welfare. We are committed to helping the industry not merely to survive but to thrive.

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