Facing a shortfall of 147,000 qualified officers by 2025, speakers at SOMWME 2017 hail advancements in automation and connection as the answer to shipping’s skills shortage
The shipping world needs to wake up and embrace the philosophy of smart shipping because it is already here and the downturn in the world economy is not going to last forever.
ABS joined the Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance to work with industry partners, including class organizations, shipyards, equipment manufacturers and designers to advance autonomous shipping.
Kongsberg Maritime has received the first order for K-MATE, its latest marine robotics innovation. K-MATE, an autonomous surface vehicle control system, will be integrated with SEA-KIT.
With a new testbed and several research projects underway, autonomous shipping is one step closer to becoming a reality.
BOURBON has entered into a MOU with Automated Ships Ltd to support the building of the world’s first autonomous, fully-automated and cost-efficient prototype vessel for offshore operations.
Now, the IMO Maritime Safety Committee will start to establish a new international legal framework for the safe operation of autonomous ships.
The shared vision for ecosystem partners is to enable fully remote controlled vessels in the Baltic Sea in three years and to achieve autonomous commercial maritime traffic by 2025.
Rolls-Royce and Tampere University of Technology, have announced a strategic partnership to develop and test the technology for autonomous navigation, enabling the first generation of autonomous ships.