SINGAPORE (July 3): Digitalisation has undoubtedly emerged as a key priority for businesses around the world. However, certain industries have taken to the use of technology better than others. For example, the manufacturing and transport industries have generally been successful at going digital. But it seems the shipping line is a step behind: On a normal day, a commercial manager of a shipping company has to make a slew of decisions in the daily running of the cargo ships under his charge. These include where to send a ship to, the duration of a voyage and when to grant a ship access to a particular dock.

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