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It’s tempting to believe that Technology = efficiency: the more we embrace smart technology the more efficient we become. Not so. Smart technology is one element in a broader process which, when taken on its own, falls short of the ultimate goal; making the best use of all competencies.
That’s significant for gas shipping because the push for smart technology has become intricately linked with increased efficiency. The two are almost synonymous.
But efficiency has two further strands that complement and strengthen technology. These are Regulation – principles that control activities and processes, and Human capital – the combination of skills, knowledge and experience. When acting in harmony with technology, these three elements become the basis for increased efficiency on board liquefied gas ships, at gas terminals, and in the interaction between them.
Lloyd’s List will explore this trinity in depth. Each of the three elements is analysed from the perspective of gas shipping, seeking ways to enhance the capabilities of smart technology, impartial regulation, and human resourcefulness. The focus is always to augment maritime efficiency: to understand how the interaction between three elements works to raise the level of efficiency.
For each element, we ask: