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The maritime labor market could look very different in 2040

A new report presents an outline of the maritime labor market in 2040, where much of the market may be shaped by automation and digitalization. Find the report here.

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In 2019, the maritime labor market is looking into a decade which could dramatically alter or completely wipe out many of the jobs known to the sector today. Looking ahead to 2040, automation, robots and digitalization will without a doubt have changed certain functions beyond recognition.

This is according to a new report from World Maritime University and the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF), which paints a portrait of how technological development may have shaped part of the maritime jobs existing today.

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