Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Autonomous Tug to Embark on Landmark Remotely-Operated Voyage Around Denmark

Some big news today in the world of autonomous shipping. Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics has announced plans to embark on a 1,000 nautical mile voyage using an autonomous and remotely...

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Ship Design

First Autonomous Cargo Ship Faces Test With 236-Mile Voyage

By River Davis and Tsuyoshi Inajima (Bloomberg) — In just two decades from now, half of all domestic ships plying Japan’s coastal waters may be piloting themselves.  That’s the ambitious goal...

August 31, 2021
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Thursday, August 5, 2021
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Hyundai Heavy Industries to Test Autonomous Navigation of LNG Carrier on Ocean Voyage

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries is getting ready to test the autonomous navigation of a large LNG carrier on a trans-oceanic voyage. The test is expected to take place...

August 5, 2021
Total Views: 1411

Thursday, May 6, 2021
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New Foss Tug to Use Autonomous Systems for West Coast Tanker Escort and Ship Assists

A new harbor tug for Seattle-based Foss Maritime is set become the first vessel of its kind in the United States to use autonomous systems in real-world commercial operations. Foss...

May 6, 2021
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Partnership Planning Remote-Controlled Tugboat for Port of Copenhagen

A agreement has been signed to develop the world’s first fully remote-controlled tug to operate at the Port of Copenhagen. The deal was signed between global towage operator and Maersk...

February 23, 2021
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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Sea Machines and Damen Form Alliance to Put Autonomous Tech in Newbuilds

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics has entered into a strategic alliance with Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards Group to incorporate its autonomous and wireless-helm system into Damen vessels. The partnership will give Damen...

February 11, 2021
Total Views: 1840

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Interview: SailPlan Founder Discusses Intelligent Navigation for Ships

Jacob Ruytenbeek is Founder and CEO of SailPlan, a newly launched intelligent navigation platform for ships that promises to make seafaring safer and ship operations more efficient. We had a...

January 6, 2021
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Friday, November 27, 2020

U.S. Coast Guard Completes Unmanned Surface Vehicles Test Off Hawaii

The U.S. Coast Guard has completed a 30-day demonstration and evaluation of unmanned surface vehicles off Oahu. The focus of the test, which wrapped up in early November, was to...

November 27, 2020
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Friday, October 30, 2020
Maritime News

Autonomous Tech Company Sea Machines Completes $20 Million Series B Fundraising Round

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics on Friday announced it has hit its series B investment goal of $20 million after closing on another $5 million from private investors. The company said...

October 30, 2020
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Maritime News

MOL Testing Autonomous Collision Avoidance Tech

Japanese shipping Mitsui O.S.K. Lines is studying autonomous collision avoidance technology in Tokyo Bay. The goal of the study will be to develop an advanced navigation support system that paves...

October 21, 2020
Total Views: 63

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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China’s Maritime One Belt Road Goes Digital As US Navy Spends Billions On Weapon Technology

by Captain John Konrad V (gCaptain) The stock of China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMSE – SHA) climbed higher after the release of the company’s latest investor report where the company announced that...

October 13, 2020
Total Views: 216

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Maritime News

AI-Driven Unmanned Research Vessel ‘Mayflower’ Launched in England

One of the world’s first fully autonomous vessels has been launched and is ready to traverse the world’s oceans in order to gather vital data to help scientific research on...

September 17, 2020
Total Views: 192

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

U.S. Navy Awards Contracts to Study Large Unmanned Surface Vessels

The U.S. Navy has awarded contracts to study adding large unmanned vessels to its fleet. The firm-fixed price contracts, totaling nearly $42 million, were awarded to six companies including Huntington...

September 8, 2020
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Monday, August 17, 2020
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Marine Autonomy Continues As A Huge Growth Market During COVID-19

While the maritime world struggles with COVID-19, one industry segment continues to grow at a rapid pace: Marine Autonomy. With companies like the MIT startup, Blksail completing autonomous trials remotely,...

August 17, 2020
Total Views: 169

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Maritime News

Huntington Ingalls Makes Strategic Investment in Autonomous Technology Company Sea Machines

Boston-based Sea Machines says it has raised $15 million in funding with significant participation from Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), America’s leading military shipbuilder. Founded in 2015, Sea Machines has become...

July 22, 2020
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Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Maritime News

Development of First Fully Autonomous Ship Put on Hold Due Coronavirus

Development of the world’s first fully autonomous containership has been put on hold indefinitely amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  In 2017, Norwegian fertilizer producer Yara teamed up with maritime technology company...

May 12, 2020
Total Views: 137

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Maritime News

Norwegian Autonomous Ship Project Secures Major Funding

The European Union has provided more than 20 million euros to a pioneering project in Norway to advance autonomous ship technology. The funding, one of the largest grants of its...

January 21, 2020
Total Views: 115

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Maritime News

Industry-First Wireless Helm System Approved for US-Flag ATBs

In what is said to be an industry first for wireless vessel control, Boston-based robotics company Sea Machines Robotics has received approval from the U.S. Coast Guard and American Bureau...

January 8, 2020
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Monday, September 30, 2019
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Maritime News

NYK Claims First Autonomous Ship Test Under New IMO Guidelines

Japanese shipping group NYK is claiming the world’s first trial of an autonomous ship following International Maritime Organization preliminary guidelines for autonomous surface ships. NYK says the trial was conducting...

September 30, 2019
Total Views: 90

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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Maritime News

Sea Machines and MARAD to Demonstrate Autonomous Tech in Oil-Spill Response Operations

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics says it has entered into cooperative agreement with the U.S. Maritime Administration to test the use of autonomous technology in marine oil-spill response operations. Under the...

July 24, 2019
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