NP04 Applied AI in Shipping

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Why AI?

AI is revolutionizing the shipping industry by introducing unprecedented levels of efficiency, accuracy, and safety. From predictive maintenance of vessels to automated cargo handling and route optimization, AI is addressing critical industry challenges such as cost reduction, environmental compliance, and global supply chain visibility. Its importance is underscored by the industry’s push towards digitization, the imperative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the need to stay competitive in a rapidly evolving global market.

For any professional in this sector, this playbook will get you started on this urgent and inevitable journey. Don’t miss out on the AI revolution – download the paper, read and apply.


  1. Predictive maintenance for reduced downtime and cost savings.
  2. Route optimization for fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.
  3. Autonomous ships for safer and more efficient maritime transport.
  4. AI-driven cargo management for enhanced supply chain efficiency.
  5. Real-time environmental monitoring for sustainable shipping practices.
  6. Cybersecurity measures powered by AI to protect data and operations.
  7. Customer service bots providing round-the-clock support.
  8. AI in port logistics for smoother cargo handling and operations.
  9. Supply chain visibility tools for transparent and efficient trade.
  10. Training simulators for crew using AI for realistic scenarios.


(PDF, 24 pages, 10×10) This SoMe flipchart captures the main ideas from the paper, and you can post it to start an online conversation about AI in your industry with your colleagues, customers or partners.

(PDF, 2 pages, A4) This cheat sheet contains the main ideas from the paper, for your easy reference. Print it out on a double sided vertical A4, laminate and keep at hand for daily inspiration on AI.

To get started with AI, first do this:

  1. Engage with AI Technology: Begin by identifying AI solutions that can address specific challenges or inefficiencies within your operations.
  2. Invest in Training: Upskill your workforce to understand and work alongside AI technologies, fostering a culture of innovation and adaptability.
  3. Prioritize Sustainability and Ethics: Implement AI solutions that not only improve efficiency but also contribute to environmental sustainability and adhere to ethical standards.
  4. Explore other resources on and check out the book “Explain for me AI”.
  5. Please contact us at for further exploration or inspiration through a talk, workshop or case study. We’d love to help!
Silvija Seres

Silvija Seres

Mathematician & AI Investor
SILVIJA SERES - Mathematician and AI investor
I have worked with AI for more than 30 years in research, development and strategy. I am very interested in helping companies drive successful digital transformation and AI applications. If you find this interesting, please get in touch on

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