Maritime transport in 2040: how future technologies will impact seafarers

On 26 June 2023, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the World Maritime University (WMU) launched a flagship report entitled,  Transport 2040 – Impact of Technology on Seafarers – The Future of Work, during the International Chamber of Shipping’s Shaping the Future of Shipping event in Manila, Philippines. The research results provide an in-depth exploration of a number of maritime issues related to future ship technologies, including automation, and seeks to qualify the probable impact on seafarers.

Key findings include a Technology Road Map that offers comprehensive insights into future shipping technologies and their evolution in the maritime industry, looking primarily at automation and the technology transition. Divided into short, medium and long-term expectation horizons, the Technology Road Map covers industry trends within main and subtechnologies, including the relevant policies, opportunities and threats they respectively entail as reported by key stakeholders.

More details of the report’s key findings, incl. a download of the full PDF file (43.7 MB) is available via the WMU news post here.