Maritime industry processes in the Baltic Sea Region – Synthesis of eco-inefficiencies and the potential of digital technologies for solving them
Report by: Elisa Aro (University of Turku), Niels Gorm Malý Rytter (Aalborg University) and Teemu Itälinna (University of Turku)
This synthesis was developed under ECOPRODIGI’s Work Package 2 ‘Evaluating maritime industry processes and technology outlook’. It offers an overview of the results achieved so far in the project’s three technology cases: digital performance monitoring, optimising cargo stowage and optimising shipyard processes.
The report summarises the eco-inefficiencies identified in the processes of the involved end-users, and it introduces the digital technologies that are currently in use and the most promising digital technologies and concepts for improving eco-efficiency. The report also addresses challenges and requirements that the implementation of new technologies and concepts involves. On that basis, the report provides an outlook for the future in regard to capitalising the benefits of digitalisation. The focus is on the Baltic Sea region, but the scope is global, as the solutions may be utilised anywhere.