Monday, November 23, 2020
Shipbuilding

Ocean Infinity Orders Eight Remote-Operated Ships at VARD

U.S.-based subsea exploration company Ocean Infinity has signed shipbuilding contracts for eight shore-controllable vessels in what is being described as a major step forward in the development of unmanned and...

November 23, 2020
Total Views: 6674

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Maritime News

U.S. Coast Guard to Test Unmanned Vessels Off Hawaii

The U.S. Coast Guard is set to test unmanned surface vessels off the coast of Hawaii. The U.S.C.G. Research and Development Center will be conducting the test starting Wednesday, October...

October 6, 2020
Total Views: 113

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Defense

U.S. Defense Department Awards Long-Range Unmanned Vessel Contracts

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, aka DARPA, has awarded contracts to private sector companies as part of a project to demonstrate the use of long-range unmanned surface vessels...

September 15, 2020
Total Views: 93

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: 41

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Maritime News

Unmanned 12-Meter Ship Aims to Be First to Cross Atlantic Without Crew

TOLLESBURY, England, May 21 (Reuters) – Final preparations are underway for a 12-meter-long ship to set sail from Canada and attempt the world’s first transatlantic crossing without a crew. The...

May 21, 2019
Total Views: 51

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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Maritime News

Keppel to Develop Autonomous Tug for Operation in Port of Singapore

Singaporean shipbuilder Keppel Offshore & Marine has kicked off development of its first autonomous vessel: a harbor tug to be operated by Keppel Smit Towage at the Port of Singapore....

April 9, 2019
Total Views: 10

Monday, February 11, 2019
Maritime News

Business of Shipping: Risks and Challenges of Autonomous Shipping

The Business of Shipping is new column from Ira Breskin, senior lecturer at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx, NY and author of The Business of Shipping (9th edition), North...

February 11, 2019
Total Views: 35

Monday, December 17, 2018
sea machines
Maritime News

Sea Machines Raises $10 Million to Further Advance Autonomous Tech in Shipping

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics has closed a $10 million Series A investment which will help the company further develop autonomous technology for use aboard ships.. The investment marks one of...

December 17, 2018
Total Views: 2

Monday, December 3, 2018
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Interesting

Fully-Autonomous Ferry Demonstrated in Northern Europe

The autonomous operation of the ferry Falco comes after another ferry, named Folgefonn, was successfully tested in Norway.  Rolls-Royce and Finnish state-owned ferry operator Finferries have successfully demonstrated what they claim...

December 3, 2018
Total Views: 81

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Folgefonn
Interesting

Visiting Three Ports, Ferry Successfully Completes Fully Autonomous Test in Norway

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä says it has successfully tested the fully autonomous operation of a ferry on a route in Norway in what is believed to be the first ever...

November 29, 2018
Total Views: 37

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
autonomous shipping
Maritime News

Rolls-Royce and Intel to Develop AI-Powered Autonomous Shipping Systems

Rolls-Royce has announced it has partnered with tech giant Intel to develop AI-powered shipping systems with the goal of fully-autonomous navigation and ship operations. The systems will involve installing ships...

October 16, 2018
Total Views: 8

Friday, October 5, 2018
rotterdam floating lab
Maritime News

The Port of Rotterdam Authority Testing Autonomous Navigation in Port

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has signed a partnership agreement with an artificial intelligence software startup to help develop autonomous navigation within the port. The Port of Rotterdam Authority says...

October 5, 2018
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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Maritime News

MOL Tests AI Watch Keeping System on Ferry in Seto Inland Sea

Japanese shipping group MOL has tested an artificial intelligence (A.I.) system aimed at improving safe watch keeping on board a ferry operating in one of Japan’s busiest waterways. The test...

September 26, 2018
Total Views: 14

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Maritime News

New Report Explores Human Impact of Autonomous Ships

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) has released a report on the human impact of autonomous ships in what it describes as a major piece of research....

September 13, 2018
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Interesting

Shipbuilding Contract Signed for Unmanned, Zero-Emission Container Ship ‘Yara Birkeland’

The world’s first autonomous and electric container ship is one step closer to reality with a shipbuilding contract now in signed and sealed for the vessel. Norwegian technology firm Kongsberg,...

August 15, 2018
Total Views: 30

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
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News

WATCH: Captain Demos Remote-Controlled Tugboat from 700-Miles Away

Netherlands-based KOTUG has demonstrated what it says is the first sailing of a remotely controlled tugboat from a long-distance location. For the demonstration, the tug RT Borkum, located in Rotterdam,...

June 27, 2018
Total Views: 27

Monday, June 4, 2018
Maritime News

Robot Boats Propel One of China’s Hottest Startups

By Blake Schmidt (Bloomberg) — In the vast, freezing Ross Sea, China’s “Snow Dragon” icebreaker needed to find a safe anchorage before it could begin its mission to set up...

June 4, 2018
Total Views: 9

Monday, May 14, 2018
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Maritime News

Rolls-Royce and AXA Partner on Risk Management Products for Autonomous Shipping

Rolls-Royce and risk management firm AXA Corporate Solutions on Monday announced they have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to explore ways to jointly develop risk management products for autonomous...

May 14, 2018
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
yara birkeland autonomous ship
News

World’s First Autonomous Shipping Company Established in Norway

The world’s first shipping company focussing entirely on autonomous ships is being established in Norway as the shipping industry continues its push towards autonomous technology. Shipping group Wilhelmsen and technology...

April 4, 2018
Total Views: 28

Friday, February 16, 2018
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Interesting

Maersk CEO on Unmanned Ships: ‘Not In My Lifetime’

By Christian Wienberg (Bloomberg) — The chief executive officer of the world’s biggest shipping company says it’s unlikely container vessels will operate without humans in his lifetime. A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S...

February 16, 2018
Total Views: 42