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Rolls-Royce publishes vision of unmanned shipping

The Rolls-Royce led Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA)has published a whitepaper to coincide with its presentations at the Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium 2016 in Amsterdam. The whitepaper outlines the Project’s vision of how remote and autonomous shipping will become a reality.

ABB delivers first automated shore-side charging station

ABB will supply the complete power and propulsion systems for two HH Ferries Group vessels to become the world´s largest emission-free electric ferries. This technology aims to reduce emissions, increase efficiency of battery charging and reduce safety risk on HH Ferries route between Helsingør and Helsingborg

GE identifies the benefits of digital operations onboard

GE recognizes the strides that the marine industry has taken—from introducing automation and control system to implementing real-time fleet tracking – and outlines five key benefits of implementing digital operations aboard a vessel.

Rolls-Royce unveils its vision of autonomous shipping

The Rolls-Royce led Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA) project unveiled a vision of how remote and autonomous shipping will become a reality, changing the nature of the shipping industry. The project’s first year findings were presented at a conference at Helsinki’s Finlandia Hall last week.

Video: Rolls-Royce future shore control centre

Rolls-Royce presents a vision of a future land-based control centre in which a small crew of 7 to 14 people monitor and control a fleet of remote controlled and autonomous vessels across the world. The crew uses interactive smart screens, voice recognition systems, holograms and surveillance drones to monitor what is happening both on board and around the ship.

Rolls-Royce reveals future shore control centre

Rolls-Royce has unveiled its vision of the land-based control centres to remotely monitor and control the unmanned ships of the future.In a six minute film, Rolls-Royce presents a vision of the future in which a small crew of 7 to 14 people monitor and control the operation of a fleet of vessels across the world. The crew uses interactive smart screens, voice recognition systems, holograms and surveillance drones to monitor what is happening both on board and around the ship.

Creating autonomous underwater vehicle for under sea-ice exploration

The World Ocean Council is working to foster private sector participation in the Polar Challenge – a competition to develop an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) capable of a 2,000 km mission under the sea-ice in the Arctic or Antarctic, with a prize of 500,000 Swiss francs to the winner.

Managing the Smart Ship

Christos Emmanouilidis, Business Development, DANAOS gave a presentation on ‘’Managing the Smart Ship’’ during the 2016 SMART4SEA Forum. He showcased a case study to address the benefits of big data analysis which are as follows: situation awareness and forecasting, managing end to end processes within the company and partners, capitalizing on mobility to react on time to the upcoming challenges, fully meeting statutory requirements.

Trends for more connected, cooperative and smarter shipping

DNV GL will be the main sponsor of the 15th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT), which takes place from 9–11 May 2016 in Lecce/Italy. COMPIT will explore the main trends for a more connected, cooperative and smarter industry.

Inmarsat: Maritime Communications Future

The maritime industry is changing. Watch this video to hear about Inmarsat’s maritime vision in supporting the data revolution and setting a new standard in communications at sea.