autonomous ships

Watch: First tugboat sailing autonomously the most optimal route

Maritime service provider KOTUG International, ship design company Rotortug, and tech start-up Captain AI demonstrated Monday the first boat in the world that sails the most optimal route without human intervention, marking a milestone on the way towards fully autonomous sailing.

Norwegian partners to develop autonomous zero emission Ro-Ro vessels

Norwegian Kongsberg Maritime and Massterly -a joint venture between Kongsberg and Wilhelmsen- have signed with the Norwegian grocery distributor ASKO to equip two new vessels with autonomous technology, and to manage their operations at sea. The fully electric ships will replace 2 million km of truck transport, saving 5,000 tonnes of CO2 every year.

Humans reach year of decision on the autonomous ship

2020 is proving to be a crucial year in the development of technologies and initiatives relating to maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS). In what is seen as the point of departure for regulators, the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee is set to conclude an initial scoping exercise into the application of IMO regulations in the context of MASS.

One Sea redefines the autonomous ship agenda

Ship autonomy tests show that a range of technologies can do the job, but clear definitions of different levels of automation, standards and regulations are urgently needed. Free from the burden of day to day commercial manoeuvring, industry alliance One Sea has the clarity of vision to guide shipping to its digital destiny.

British ports exploring autonomous shipping possibilities

The British Ports Association announced the launch of a new initiative looking at the implications of autonomous shipping for UK ports and exploring what the future developments of shipping will mean for the sector. The initiative includes a call for evidence from interested parties.

Italy boosts autonomous ship development

Puglia Region, recently gave its approval for the “Marin” (Remote integrated naval environmental monitoring) initiative, with a total investment of over € 6 million on three years duration.

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