Friday, February 16, 2018
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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
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Friday, January 26, 2018
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Rolls-Royce Opens Autonomous Ship Research Center in Finland

Rolls-Royce has opened a state-of-the-art research facility in Turku, Finland, designed to aid in the further development of autonomous ship technology for the global shipping industry. The new Research &...

January 26, 2018
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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Rolls-Royce to Use Google Machine Learning in Quest for Autonomous Ships

Rolls-Royce has signed a deal with Google to gain access to the tech giant’s intelligent awareness systems to help make existing vessels safer and eventually leading to the development of...

October 3, 2017
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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Rolls-Royce Unveils Autonomous Naval Vessel Concept

Rolls-Royce has unveiled plans for an autonomous naval vessel that it will market to international navies as interest from the naval sector increases. Rolls-Royce says the autonomous vessel will have a...

September 12, 2017
Total Views: 73

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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ABS Joins Alliance Developing Unmanned Cargo Ship

The American Bureau of Shipping has joined a China-led alliance whose goal is to develop and deliver an unmanned, autonomous cargo ship by the end of 2021. ABS, a leading...

July 26, 2017
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Friday, June 16, 2017
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Ship Automation Without Consultation – The Problem With Robot Ships

By Capt. George H Livingstone, “Promise Everything, Deliver Nothing” Napoleon Bonaparte There is an ongoing “full court press” regarding the subject of automation in marine transportation.  In the last year...

June 16, 2017
Total Views: 68

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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Lloyd’s Register Announces New Code to Certify Unmanned Ships

International classification society Lloyd’s Register has launched a new code to meet the growing demand for regulatory support for unmanned ships in the marine industry. Lloyd’s Register describes its Unmanned...

June 14, 2017
Total Views: 79

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
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By Captain George Livingstone I remember an American cartoon from childhood, “The Jetson’s”, I still remember the intro song (“Meet George Jetson, his boy Elroy, Daughter Judy, Jane his wife”).  The...

August 3, 2016
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Rolls-Royce Reveals Vision of Shore-based Control Centers for Unmanned Cargo Ships

Rolls-Royce on Tuesday offered another glimpse into the future of unmanned shipping, revealing for the first time its vision for a land-based control center for the operation of autonomous ‘drone’ cargo ships....

March 22, 2016
Total Views: 395

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
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Ship Photo of the Day – A Glimpse Into the Unmanned Containership of the Future?

With all this talk about unmanned ships, could this be a glimpse into the future of containerships? Let’s hope not. But seriously… pictured here is the soon-to-be manned MSC Venice, the...

October 14, 2015
Total Views: 20

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
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Inmarsat Signs On for Futuristic Drone Ship R&D Project

  Global satellite provider Inmarsat has become the latest industry partner to sign on for a groundbreaking project exploring the use of unmanned, drone ships in the not-so-distant future. The...

September 8, 2015
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Monday, September 7, 2015

Royal Navy Could Have Unmanned, 3D-Printed Surface Ships by 2030

  By Benjamin Katz (Bloomberg) — Britain’s navy could be using a fleet of unmanned surface and underwater vessels and small 3D-printed ships within 15 years, according to a report...

September 7, 2015
Total Views: 29

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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China Moving Forward with Unmanned Ship Research

  The government of China is moving forward with a research project that will explore potential future uses of unmanned ships. China’s Maritime Safety Administration says the project, called “Unmanned...

August 12, 2015
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Thursday, August 6, 2015
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UK University Seeking First Drone Ship Voyage Across Atlantic

  A university in the UK is looking to become the first to design, build and sail the world’s first full-sized, fully autonomous unmanned ship across the Atlantic Ocean. The...

August 6, 2015
Total Views: 58

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Rolls-Royce and Partners Push Ahead with Unmanned Ship Research

  Rolls-Royce and a handful of partners are pushing ahead with the first steps of a new 6.6 million euro project that could pave the way for autonomous, unmanned ships...

July 2, 2015
Total Views: 12

Thursday, September 11, 2014

DNV GL’s Short Sea Ship of the Future is Unmanned

World's largest classification society DNV GL has released details of a new concept ship design for the short sea shipping market which is battery powered, highly efficient, and, you guessed it, unmanned.

September 11, 2014
Total Views: 51

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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Rolls-Royce Testing Drone Technology for Unmanned Cargo Ships

In an age of aerial drones and driver-less cars, Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc is designing unmanned cargo ships.

February 25, 2014
Total Views: 90