Authors: Peter Howard Wertheim and Dayse Abrantes

Some ten advanced technologies should bring positive influences such as Internet of things (IoT), now making inroads with liner operators, particularly for container tracking and reefer monitoring. Denmark’s Maersk Group is a sector leader.

Sesam’s 3D technologies let you visually simulate, test and evaluate marine operations ahead of offshore handling, significantly reducing risks for installation of subsea equipment, including transportation and lifting of fixed and floating structures.

Offshore operations can involve unpredictable complexities. By analyzing multiple possible scenarios and simulating operations in 3D and real time, you can base critical decisions on the best available information of lifting analysis or topsides and modules of structures such as templates, pipelines and flexible risers.

Besides the installation/removal of topsides previous analysis, offshore crane operations, jacket lift installation and removal, offloading and transportation of offshore floaters, umbilical and pipelines are simplified by user-friendly graphic interface.

As operators move to deeper waters or unpredictable weather this software solution helps to improve Health, Security and Environment (HSE) performance.

Robotics and technologies that change the face of IT and digitalization in the industry are also set to affect operations, change ship emissions and provide smarter fleet management. An example is Amazon plans to process units using deep learning and Microsoft adopting field programmable gate arrays.

Google is into neural networks and machine learning on tensor processing units, which are application-specific integrated circuits. Construction of autonomous (unmanned) commercial ship will also be testing the market to identify which technologies to adopt.