Wärtsilä’s aim is to lead the industry’s transformation towards a Smart Marine Ecosystem. Building on the sound foundation of being a leading provider of innovative products, integrated solutions, and lifecycle services to the marine and oil & gas industries, Wärtsilä aims to unlock new customer values through connectivity, digitalisation and smart technology.
The marine industry is moving towards a future that is increasingly connected. The opportunities offered through smart technology will foster a new era of collaboration and knowledge sharing with customers, suppliers, and partners. Industry players are faced with major sources of inefficiency that impose a significant negative impact on business operations and profitability, the three most notable being overcapacity, inadequate port-to-port fuel efficiency, and time wasted waiting when entering ports and other high traffic areas. Eliminating these inefficiencies forms the basis of the Wärtsilä marine strategy towards ecosystem thinking. Wärtsilä sees four primary forces that will re-shape the industry. Shared capacity will improve fill rates and reduce unit costs; big data analytics will optimise both operations and energy management; intelligent vessels will enable automated and optimised processes; and smart ports will result in smoother and faster port operations.
Wärtsilä is ideally positioned, together with its customers and partners, for positive disruptive development and to lead the transformation into a new era of shipping. Building on Wärtsilä’s broad portfolio of products, systems, solutions, and lifecycle services, and its vast installed base and industry know-how, the company will continue to develop the smart technologies, business models, and competences needed to create a Smart Marine Ecosystem.
By applying smart technology and performance optimisation services, Wärtsilä aims to deliver greater efficiencies, minimised climate impact and a higher safety to the shipping industry, leading to more sustainable, safe and profitable operations for ship owners and operators around the world. The ultimate goal is to enable sustainable societies with smart technologies.