Evolution not revolution. Autonomous and remote-controlled ships are being trialled but seafarers, for now, remain indispensable to safe shipping.
Ice-class passenger ferry Suomenlinna II was remotely piloted through test area near Helsinki harbor, proving that human oversight of vessels from anywhere is achievable with today’s technologies
Rolls-Royce and Finnish state-owned ferry operator Finferries have today successfully demonstrated the world’s first fully autonomous ferry in the archipelago south of the city of Turku, Finland.
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has contributed to a new UK government-funded study on navigational requirements for autonomous maritime vessels.
Driverless ships and aviation drones face fewer barriers to adoption than driverless cars. That is the view of underwriting professionals replying to an IUA survey on developing technologies.
It is not a question of whether but when autonomous navigation will be introduced. In order to prepare the Port of Rotterdam Authority for the arrival of autonomous navigation.
MOL announced the company, along with U.K.-based Rolls-Royce Marine jointly conducted a demonstration test on a ferry equipped with the IAS.
The IMarEST’s Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships Special Interest Group sought to gauge the potential impacts of self-governing ships and plot out a new course for the industry’s valued workforce.
As digitalization continues to reshape the maritime industry, the first commercial autonomous vessels are due to launch in the next several years.
The world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel is one step closer to launch, as YARA signs a deal with VARD worth approx. NOK 250 million to build the vessel.