Many companies are taking part in Designing the Future of Full Autonomous Ship Project (DFFAS Project) which aims to realize a domestic coastal shipping business supported by crewless maritime autonomous surface ships.
The Head of Regulatory and Public Affairs at ABB Marine & Ports, Captain Eero Lehtovaara, stresses the important role of digitalization in the industry by helping seafarers and improving safety standards.
Marubeni Corporation, Tryangle, Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding and the City of Yokosuka shake their hands in order to develop and test autonomous ship technology.
The AEGIS (Advanced, Efficient and Green Intermodal Systems), a three-year project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, has officially started on 1st June.
Qingdao Shipyard recently reported the construction of China’s first autonomous containership, named as Zhi Fei, according to Chinese media sources.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the changed global outlook, the development of the world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel Yara Birkeland is put on hold, Norwegian company Yara announced.
In the ongoing battle of improving, the shipping industry has made the greatest ally; Digitalization. The smart era has already been useful for the sector, while the advancement in the maritime industry has called for the development of autonomous ships, presenting the motion of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS).
Automation and autonomy play a significant role in the shipping industry, paving the way for a more digitalized future and enabling the industry deal with its current smart challenges. Yet, there is confusion between those two terms; so what do we mean when we talk about automation and autonomy within the maritine industry?
The UK Royal Navy conducted a four-day exercise as they put a full range of remotely-operated devices under autonomous control for a trial off the coast of Norway. The Royal Navy installed an artificial intelligence system, to control the technologies, in amphibious ship Albion, while industry partners joined onboard to implement and oversee the system trials.
IBM and Promare, marine research organization, announced that the new “AI Captain”, which will be used by the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) to self-navigate across the Atlantic, is going to be trialled in sea this month.
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