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  • 16 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Following a proposal by a number of countries to include autonomous ships on its agenda, the IMO Maritime Safety Committee will start to establish a new international legal framework for the safe operation of these vessels. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is in line with the proposal and will now start mapping how existing international regulation […]

  • 13 June 2016

    The moment when we finally see unmanned ships in our harbours and seas is still some way off. Yet, the technologies behind autonomous shipping are forging ahead at a blistering pace. With commercial shipping and naval projects kicking off around the world, the maritime sector is hot on the heels of the more advanced automotive […]

  • 21 May 2020
    Innovation, Vessels

    Japanese shipping major NYK has tested remote navigation of a tugboat as a part of the Japanese government’s Sea Trial Project on Remote Control Navigation, which aims to establish necessary requirements for the realization of autonomous ships.  The test was carried out within the Tokyo Bay using Yoshino Maru tugboat, operated by Shin-Nippon Kaiyosha Corporation, […]

  • 27 May 2018

    IMO agrees on a definition of so-called Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS).

  • 17 December 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    Maritime Safety Committee approved the framework & methodology for the regulatory scoping exercise on autonomous ships.

  • 15 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    One Sea, the industry alliance promoting autonomous shipping, has appointed Capt Eero Lehtovaara as its new Chairman.

  • 25 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) intends to test an autonomous containership in the Pacific Ocean in 2019. The ship would sail from Japan to North America with a crew on standby, Hideyuki Ando, a senior general manager at Monohakobi Technology Institute, part of NYK, told Bloomberg. The boxship, the size of which has not been specified yet, […]

  • 20 May 2020
    Vessels

    Qingdao Shipyard has launched the construction of China’s 1st autonomous containership, named Zhi Fei. The construction was launched with a steel cutting ceremony held on May 15, according to the reports from Chinese media. The 300 TEU feeder will be equipped with intelligent navigation and advanced environmentally-friendly solutions that will cut the ship’s NOx, SOx […]

  • 22 October 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    The alliance is aiming to create an environment suitable for autonomous ships by 2025.

  • 10 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    MOL has unveiled a wide-ranging research partnership aimed at developing an advanced navigation support system.

  • 5 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Mayflower Autonomous Ship’s AI Captain is to go to sea this month for testing.

  • 16 June 2020
    Business developments & projects, Collaboration, Infrastructure, Innovation, IT & Software, Technology, Vessels

    Finnish technology company Wärtsilä has joined a global consortium of partners working on the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) project.

  • 22 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The autonomous-ship project being developed by the Norwegian maritime cluster received around EUR 20.1 million grant.

  • 16 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Mayflower, a fully-autonomous ship, is planned to cross the Atlantic in September 2020.

  • 16 February 2018

    Skou doesn’t expect crewless containerships in his lifetime.

  • 6 August 2020
    Collaboration, Ports & Logistics, Research & Development, Vessels

    Representatives from China, Denmark, Finland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Korea, and Singapore have launched a network to address the challenges and align standards for the trials and operation of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) in ports. MASSPorts aims to develop detailed guidelines and conditions for MASS trials in port, which are in line […]

  • 27 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Sea Machines raises USD 10m to further develop autonomous solutions for the maritime industry.

  • 1 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    NYK makes a big step toward realizing its target of manned autonomous ships for safer operations.

  • 3 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Rolls-Royce and Finferries have demonstrated the world’s first fully autonomous ferry in Turku archipelago.

  • 1 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    A Dutch consortium of nearly 20 partners has launched a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to study and demonstrate the technical possibilities for autonomous shipping. Announced in the framework of the Smart Shipping Challenge 2017, which started on November 30, the two-year applied research programme is expected to help reduce operating costs and improve safety and […]

  • 14 May 2020
    Business developments & projects, Certification & Classification, Collaboration, Outlook & strategy, Regulation & policy, Research & Development

    Classification society ClassNK has granted AIP to NYK Line and its group company MTI Co., Ltd. for their joint project on the concept design of an autonomous ship framework.

  • 27 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    A series of autonomous operations trials were held in the North Sea on March 19 and 20.