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SmartShipping 2011 - SmartSurvey Results
Transcript of SmartShipping 2011 - SmartSurvey Results
Over 40% of respondents were from the shipowning and shipmanaging communities.
75% of our respondents thought that alternative fuels will become a clear possibility as an energy source before 2030. This has massive implications for the industry, since our entire fuelling infrastructure is totally built on delivering heavy fuel oil. The use of fossil fuels is always in our minds and the shipping industry is of course in thrall to them. However, rocketing fuel prices mean that innovation in new forms of propulsion is on the agenda. Find out more go to - http://www.lr.org/sate So what next? What could happen in the future? The majority of people had some not surprising issues in the ‘Black Swan’ question, as demonstrated in the tag cloud on the left. However, we had a number of fascinating responses... “Changes in solar activity and the earth’s magnetic field may discourage frequent flying, enabling a renaissance in long-haul sea travel” The competencies of crews in the future was of particular concern to one respondent. A few people suggested that the rise of 3d printing may change the way goods are manufactured. However, how many members of the conference could have foreseen in early 2000 that 50% of Amazon’s book sales would be electronic downloads. Finally, one respondent suggested that the rise of Smart Shipping companies could radically alter the industry. I think we’ve seen that most people who answered the survey not only believe this is an answer, but believe this is the only answer for a sustainable future for our industry.
Let’s make it so.