African countries lag behind in technology uptake in the maritime sectors
World Maritime Study highlights technological advancement
Africa is lagging behind in terms of technological advancement, investment, regulation, governance and infrastructure in the maritime sector according to a report by the International Maritime Organisation and the World Maritime University launched this month.
The report does, however, highlight South Africa as a having good potential for the adoption of new technologies as it ranks 7.5 for infrastucture related to all economic domains and 4.16 for the maritime profile. For the human capital indicator in the maritime field, South Africa ranks 3.86 and for the general profile 3.46.
According to the report, "The African and Latin American countries, including middle-level income countries such as Brazil and Ghana, would have the most catching up to do in terms of introducing technological innovation, investment, regulation and infrastructure, including in the maritime sector."