BPA: Coastal shipping could be the first to embrace autonomous shipping

The biggest practical hurdle is going to be the application of existing Port Regulations to make the navigation of these Ships through Harbours safe and secure, according to a BPA report. It is also anticipated by Ports that there will be a greater emphasis on sustainability, plus a greater use of Smart Data in operations and customer propositions. Underpinning it all, there is expected to be a greater imperative for focus on human factors in safety and skills.