Digitalization and Maritime 4.0

Smart data as the basis for a digital future

Ships are continually being made more efficient through digitalization. Intelligent data forms the basis for smart marine automation. “Maritime 4.0” is the key phrase here.

In order to remain competitive in the future, the digitalization of the ship requires new technologies and solutions in all phases of its life. Rely on our expertise in network and automation technology – which we have long since extended with the technologies of the future – so that you can make your maritime application fit for the future.

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Digitalized ship in the context of Maritime 4.0

Maritime 4.0 – the digital transformation of the maritime industry

Data acquisition, control, and visualization – benefit from the increasing networking and digitalization in the maritime industry. Not only do we offer network technology and automation solutions from a single source, but we also ensure that your data is protected against cybercrime and modern piracy. Whether you are faced with the challenge of operating your entire fleet more efficiently or whether you want to make individual maritime trades more modular and connect them to the control system more quickly – we are there for you. Immerse yourself in our digital, maritime world.

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Data, data, data – get the most out of your data

Your advantages

  • Data acquisition, control, regulation, and networking of all trades on board ensure an increase in efficiency of your maritime application
  • Certified products in accordance with IEC 62443 ensure secure communication from bridge to shore
  • Modular control solutions flexibly adapt to your requirements
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MTP – Modular Type Packaging

Smart ship engineering with Modular Type Packaging MTP in the maritime industry

Phoenix Contact is part of a work group working with VDMA and leading suppliers in the shipping sector to develop a standardization process for the integration of modular type packaging models in the shipping industry.

Whether you are a system integrator, machine builder, or shipyard, Modular Type Packaging (MTP for short) improves the entire value chain in the construction and commissioning of ships. Modular Type Packages are used to integrate different systems on board without having to make complex adjustments to the interfaces in marine automation.

MTP is empowering the end-to-end networking of maritime systems.


Years of experience and industry-specific expertise result in outstanding solutions for your industry.


Learn more about our open and reliable technologies for a sustainable future.

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We would be happy to advise you on your modernization or extension project for digitalizing your maritime application and making it more efficient. Benefit from our long-standing experience and extensive range of services.
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