The bottom line is

The fastest and smartest way to unlock shipping’s 4.0 is to focus on today while taking steady steps towards tomorrow.

Like in aviation, fully autonomous sea-going ships may not realise on a large scale anytime soon. However, there is plenty of other trailblazing technology to be excited about right now—solutions to digitalise, decongest and decarbonise today’s ocean trade and unlock the full potential of a well‑oiled global logistics chain.

They are not only a cost-effective and straightforward way to implement next‑gen tech but also a more practical way to ramp up for future aspirations.

Think of it as an evolution, not a revolution.