This is how Maersk Line will digitize its fleet

Maersk Line annually earmarks a double-digit million-dollar figure to roll out a digital strategy for its fleet, says Niels Bruus, the carrier's head of future solutions for fleet management and technology. All Maersk Line's vessels are expected to be digitally linked by 2018.

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Over the coming year, Maersk Line expects to have established digital data links for a container fleet of around 300 vessels, of which 260 vessels will be owned by the carrier and the remainder will be chartered.

In this way, the carrier will ensure connection and integration for the data found on board the many vessels which, until now, have been sailing around as "analogue" islands on the world seas, explained the carrier at a conference on digitization in shipping held in Copenhagen Thursday this week. Maersk Line also revealed that the carrier earmarks a double-digit million-dollar figure annually to roll out the digital strategy for the fleet.

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