The Signals of Change report, prepared by the Forum for the Future Futures Centre and released in 2015, focused on “Detecting early signs of change” through scanning trends in the macro environment and evaluating how the innovations that are largely outside of or adjacent to shipping could have an impact on the sector.

This report presents fifteen “weak signals” whose potential implications on the future of the shipping industry are evaluated. Three common themes emerge from this analysis that need broader industry considerations, particularly to help accelerate progress towards a more sustainable future for shipping.

  • Who will govern the oceans?
  • Will we recognise the future captains of the sea?
  • What will be the nature of our cargo?
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