Despite being at the core of the global economy, the shipping industry has been less digitalised. Cloud computing helps shipping companies reduce IT costs by shifting their workloads to the cloud. Cloud architecture enables companies to transform their multiple data siloes into a single repository from different sources. It can allow companies to turn their raw data into actionable insights with advanced technologies and intelligent services.

Cloud computing can offer economical, authentic, and efficient collection, storage, and analysis of voluminous data. Predictive maintenance of ships, ports, and port equipment, through predictive and prescriptive analytics based on machine learning, can reduce downtime and the rate of failure. Manpower can be optimised and assets can be judiciously utilised by the prediction of critical metrics such as the estimated time of arrival of a vessel, and simulation of large-scale facilities for improved throughput.

Discover the leading cloud computing companies in the shipping industry 

Using its experience in the sector, Ship Technology has listed some of the leading companies providing products and services related to cloud computing. 

The information provided in the download document is drafted for power executives and technology leaders involved in shipping cloud computing solutions. 

The download contains detailed information on suppliers and their product offerings, alongside contact details to aid purchase or hiring decisions. 

Amongst the leading suppliers of cloud computing in the shipping sector are Dualog, Neurored, Cloud Visit, RadiantFleet and Sailrouter.

Role of cloud computing in shipping logistics

Cloud computing has several value-enhancing capabilities for shipping logistics companies. It offers on-demand self-service, resource pooling, access to a broad network, measured service, and rapid elasticity in the form of service models including software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).

Virtualisation of resources through cloud computing improves productivity by eliminating labour-intensive processes. Cloud-enabled systems lead to strategic improvements in operations, which will help in reducing transportation expenditures, streamlining customs procedures, tracking the actual landed costs, and maintaining regulatory compliance.

Many companies are adopting innovative technologies such as freight management software as logistics and analytical tools.