Svitzer A/S, Kongsberg Maritime and ABS announced that they have signed an agreement to jointly develop RECOTUG, the world’s first fully operational, and fully remotely controlled tugboat.
Autonomous ships are slowly but steadily becoming a reality for the shipping industry, as several organisations develop new solutions and testbeds.
Port of Antwerp along with the University of Antwerp shake hands and tested innovative technology for autonomous shipping operations.
Russian technology company Kronshtadt Technologies has signes agreements to equip several domestic cargo and passenger ships with autonomous navigation systems.
The largest commercial shipbuilder in India Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) Kochi has hosted a plate cutting ceremony for two autonomous electric ferries being built for Norway-based ASKO Maritime AS.
In an effort to adapt the latest current maritime technologies, US Coast Guard completed a 30-day demonstration and evaluation of unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) off Oahu, Hawaii.
In today’s smart environment, e-navigation remains a controversial subject of discussion, with some supporting that its aim is to assist operations, while others believe that seafarers may find it difficult to trust an autonomous system.
Oil major Shell joined forces with offshore robotic ship operator Ocean Infinity, signing a joint development agreement, to combine expertise and assets to execute multiclient seep hunter projects.
In our special column this month, we are pleased to host an interview with Päivi Haikkola, Senior Ecosystem Lead, One Sea Ecosystem DIMECC Ltd who she finds it exciting to work on new technologies for the maritime industry. The most recent developments in AI and computing can now be utilized within maritime. However, she notes, there is still a lot of misconceptions about autonomous remote operated and related technologies.
One of the world’s full autonomous ships, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS), will be launched on September 16th in Plymouth, UK.
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