How digitalization can impact efficiency for the maritime Industry

A survey undertaken in 2020 carried out by Informa Engage, on behalf of Inmarsat highlighted that 71% of respondents primary drivers for digitization within the maritime sector were cost reduction and operational efficiency.

The findings of this in- depth report also point to a rapidly increasing need to get data off a vessel in real-time, as opposed to using more manual methods – which is something Dataloy has been helping customers with for more than 20 years.

Given that, in 2013, the World Bank estimated around 20% of costs relating to goods were attributed to transportation, you can see how and why digitization is such a buzzword for shipping – it has a significant impact on the bottom line.

Vessel operations boil down to the perfect control of various processes.This includes meticulous planning and communication of the coordination of voyages, load and discharge activities at ports, stowage preparation and coordination, itineraries, cost planning and budgeting and finally the human element that brings all these processes together.

Each and every part of these processes help with successful vessel operations.  Ensuring that decisions are made swiftly and vessels operate with maximum efficiency as well as mitigating risks whilst at sea can be daunting, but with the right technology platforms it needn’t be.

Timely communication is imperative to ensure actionable knowledge, predictions and insights, which allow for continuous process improvements and optimal performance throughout each and every voyage.


The decisions people care about are the numerous smaller daily decisions made on the fly in shipping. Having the right information at your fingertips helps these decisions be beneficial to a voyage helping a vessel to be more sustainable, more cost effective and therefore more efficient.

Erik Fritz Loy, CEO of Dataloy Systems.


With hundreds of emails being sent and received, giving information that needs to be shared across teams, having shared inboxes is one solution.

Add into the mix events that can’t be planned in advance such as strikes, port congestion, canal blockages, and a global pandemic – all events that have impacted shipping in recent months and years, then an already overloaded inbox email volume increases exponentially – along with the risk that an important email will be missed.

Shipping organizations need a robust communication tool in place to ensure time isn’t being wasted and communication flows with ease. That’s where and how SEDNA was designed, with shipping in mind.


I believe with the simplicity, speed and security of our smart email platform we can give the world back a billion hours a day. Time that can be spent with family, building a more equal world, tackling the climate emergency and constructing healthy – high performance companies that improve our society.

Bill Dobie – CEO SEDNA


SEDNA is helping customers save time, streamline workflows, facilitate collaboration, and mitigate risk by having information shared and giving oversight of critical communications.

Sharing an inbox is sharing combined knowledge, experience and offering transparency to teams – which has benefited customers such as  Glencore, Oldendorff, and Western Bulk.

Both Dataloy & SEDNA integrate to provide information on where vessels are, when cargo is expected to arrive and give up to date fuel consumption stats, port history and more.

Dataloy integrated with SEDNA means you always know where your vessels are and what they are up to—all without having to leave your inbox.