System transition, digitalization and autonomous transport in the maritime field

How do automation and digitalization change maritime business? What changes do they bring into maritime business and logistic chain, and maritime jobs? What new products, services or business models can be offered with the help of emerging technologies? What changes e.g. in law & regulations and business practices are required in order to use of e.g. autonomous or remotely controlled vessels and cargo handling systems, and to avoid their risks?

A joint course “Smart and sustainable maritime business” is available at FiTech:

Examples of projects:

Contacts: Toni Ahlqvist (, Marikka Heikkilä (, Magnus Hellström (, Henrik Ringbom (, and Tomi Solakivi (