DNV – GL: MARITIME FORECAST
When DNV launched the first Maritime Forecast to 2050, it was hard to imagine a situation like we find ourselves in in 2020. The COVID-19 crisis has transformed the world, our behaviour and the maritime industry in a way that is unprecedented in modern history. For shipping, this has created a level of uncertainty in terms of energy use, ability to trade, and the safety of the assets and people working in our industry that could have long-lasting effects on the whole shipping sector.
Even in the face of the massive challenges brought on us by the virus, we can see that the maritime industry is still incredibly resilient. It is adapting, working to make the best of the situation, and innovating to keep delivering. The last few months have turbocharged the ongoing shift towards the wider use of data and models and remote services in shipping and this will surely result in overall gains in efficiency and productivity.
This report has been prepared by DNV GL as a cross disciplinary exercise between DNV GL’s Maritime business area and a core research team in our central R&D unit. In addition, we have been greatly assisted by an external network of maritime experts.
DNV GL – MARITIME