Robosys Automation Ltd and MARIN shake their hands and inked a cooperation agreement in order to research and develop a new rage of autonomous navigation software systems.
Ocean Infinity is launching a marine technology and data company which will add a fleet of robot vessels the company and by combining technology and sustainability will not need the presence of men onboard.
The European research program “Horizon 2020” funded 20.1 million euros to the Norwegian consortium led by Kongsberg and SINTEF, for its autonomous ships project, one of the largest grands the Norwegian players ever receive.
As autonomous operations are increasing following the rapid developments in the shipping industry, the UK Maritime CoastGuard Agency (MCA) discusses of a team launching a data platform helping work being done in autonomous vessel development, which looks for more companies and organisations to come forward and test it.
ClassNK published guidelines concerning autonomous ships and operations aiming to improving safety by preventing human error and improving working conditions by reducing the work load on crew members, and demonstration experiments are being carried out on a global scale.
As 2019 comes to an end, the time has come for an annual review concerning smart shipping. This year, the shipping industry continued facing and taking part in major technological developments, providing maritime stakeholders with opportunities to explore new opportunities in the smart era in the field of autonomous vessels, connectivity onboard and cyber security, spreading the digitalization message across the whole industry.
Norwegian university of science and technology (NTNU) launched a new firm, Zeabuz, to promote its newly developed autonomous waterbus concept for emission-free waterways transportation, in efforts of protecting the environment and following the path towards decarbonization.
China’s autonomous ship development succeeded its first ever trial voyage, when the country’s first autonomous cargo ship, Jin Dou Yun 0 Hao, completed its testing voyage in Zhuhai. The ship began its trial from Zhuhai’s Dong Ao island completed its voyage from the island to the No. 1 pier of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge successfully.
Marsh JLT Specialty P&I launched a report analyzing the overall performance of P&I Clubs on a global scale and their role in the industry, yet, focusing on the future of autonomous vessels and how automation will impact the P&I industry.
The Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in collaboration with the telecommunications operator SK Telecom (SKT) came together for the development and verification of a 5-G based autonomous and remote control navigation test platform, with the use of a test ship.
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