Researchers at MARINTEK believe that in ten to twenty years time there will be 200 metre cargo ships plying the oceans without the need of a captain or crew. But before this can happen, we will be seeing the technology working on an existing vessel.
Robotic technologies are gradually entering various aspects of the shipping industry. Learn about five promising future concepts that can change the way shipping operations are handled around the world.
Maritime technology has indeed come a long way. From wooden boats to massive multi-storey ships, design and technology in shipping has consistently evolved. However, now the industry seems to have taken a different course of evolution with vessels that can satisfy multiple purposes. The flying trimaran sailing yacht concept by the designer Yelken Octuri is
Recently Rolls Royce unveiled the concept of unmanned ships which will sail without seafarers. Do you think ships can ever sail without the experience, skills and knowledge of seafarers?
Shipbuilding is changing at a rapid rate taking advantage of the latest advanced technologies. Learn about seven such great technologies which might change the future of shipbuilding.
A conventional life raft at sea is provided with limited stock of drinking water. What if the life raft can produce drinking water from salty seawater? The Sea Kettle concept is one such life raft that comes with a desalination plant to generate fresh water.
Freedom Ship is a highly innovative maritime housing project conceptualized by an American engineering pioneer, Norman Nixon. The project is quite similar to the idea of floating cities serving as alternate residential locales in the distant future.
The growing concern over reducing carbon foot prints of sea going vessels is pushing the maritime industry to innovate and evolve like never before. We bring to you ten future green ships that would change the face of the shipping industry in the years to come.
A series of interesting ship designs and concepts were launched in the year 2014. Take a look at some noteworthy ones in the article inside.
Daewoo shipyard of South Korea is planning to use innovative robotic exoskeletons to makes its workflow productive. The “Iron Man” type exoskeletons, based on the Human- Robot interaction (HRI) technology will allow shipyard workers to lift heavy load with extreme ease. Read more about the technology inside the article.