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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Lilipad floating city is a futuristic floating ecosystem concept planned after taking due consideration of the existing global climatic trends and the scientific analysts’ predictions for the future. Learn more about the floating city concept inside the article.
The Stad Ship Tunnel is a proposed ship tunnel that would bypass the Stad Peninsula in Selje, Norway – one of the most exposed and dangerous areas for ships along the coast of Norway.
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.