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Wärtsilä Developing Autonomous Container Shuttle Service

May 27, 2021

Finnish marine equipment and technology company Wärtsilä said on Thursday it is working to develop an autonomous, emissions-free intra-port, inter-terminal container shuttle that would help address the emerging capacity bottleneck for internal container transportation.The project is part of an international alliance headed by the Port of Rotterdam Authority, which has this month been awarded nearly €25 million in EU funding to implement projects aimed at sustainable and smart port logistics…

IMO Facilitation Committee to Discuss Autonomous Shipping

Apr 07, 2024

The IMO Facilitation Committee will meet in person at IMO Headquarters in London for its 48th session (FAL 48) from April 8 to 12 to discuss issues related to autonomous shipping; prevention of illegal wildlife trafficking on ships; digitalization…

Ocean Infinity Acquires Red Rock

Oct 12, 2021

Marine robotics company Ocean Infinity announced it has acquired Red Rock, a technology company with solutions that will enable autonomous port operations, an enabler for future uncrewed shipping.Red Rock is developing digital and autonomous…

Brunswick Appoints Arbuckle as Marine Autonomy Technology Lead

Mar 01, 2021

Brunswick Corporation, in a move to to build on its ACES (Autonomy, Connectivity, Electrification & Shared Access) strategy to develop solutions to further improve boater experiences, named Jason Arbuckle to a newly formed role of Marine Autonomy Technology Lead…

RECOTUG: Development Starts on 'World-First' Remote-Control Tugboat

Feb 23, 2021

Svitzer, Kongsberg Maritime and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) signed a deal to jointly develop the RECOTUG, touted as the world’s first commercial tug to be fully operated from a remote operations center on shore.Each organization delivers…

Sea Machines Promotes Bourque

Jan 28, 2021

Sea Machines Robotics, a developer of autonomous command and remote-helm control systems, has promoted Phil Bourque to the role of business development and sales director, U.S. Government, effective immediately.In his new position, Bourque will…

Maine Maritime Academy Partners with SailPlan

Jan 26, 2021

Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) announced Tuesday it is partnering with maritime technology company SailPlan to accelerate the development of an intelligent vessel’s navigation platform and shoreside vessel control.The academy said it equip its fleet…

‘ROBOSHIP’ Takes to the Water off Japan

Nov 11, 2020

As maritime barrels toward an autonomous future, the ROBOSHIP Joint Value Creation Project is one that is making waves, literally and figuratively, as a proof of concept (PoC) test using two actual surface vessels was jointly conducted on November 11…

Cavotec Launches Automated Vacuum Mooring Solution

Oct 27, 2020

A next generation automated vacuum mooring solution from Cavotec is designed to reduce fuel consumption and increase port productivity by simplifying and accelerating the mooring process. Cavotec, a Swiss-headquartered manufacturer of connection…

All-electric Autonomous RoRo Ships Under Development

Sep 01, 2020

Kongsberg Maritime and Massterly (a Kongsberg Wilhelmsen joint venture) have signed contracts with the Norwegian grocery distributor ASKO to equip two new all-electric vessels with autonomous technology, and to manage their operations at sea…

Understanding Marine Autonomy: Today’s Market and Future Concerns

Jul 23, 2020

Press coverage of early commercial marine autonomy projects is remarkably broad given the small number of marine industry professionals engaged in bringing these projects to market. The much larger assembly of industry stakeholders are left wondering what marine autonomy means for them…

Crew Training for a Future that Includes Autonomous Vessels

May 20, 2020

As we continue to contemplate a future with ships transitioning to automated and autonomous operations, the need for new and innovated crew training will only increase. Our current and future ship crews will need to straddle both new and existing vessel operation technology…

ClassNK AIP to NYK Line, MTI for Autonomous Ship Framework

May 14, 2020

ClassNK granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) to NYK Line and MTI for their joint project on the concept design of an autonomous ship framework (development code “APExS”).In January 2020, ClassNK released its “Guidelines for Automated/Autonomous…

Autonomous Ships or Better Decision Making?

Apr 03, 2020

Looking back through articles on autonomous shipping, one could be forgiven for thinking that it’s becoming the nuclear fusion of maritime; always seemingly five or 10 years away but never quite arriving.  In 2018, numerous commentators predicted that by 2030…

Wärtsilä Simulation Technology for SAMK

Mar 23, 2020

The technology group Wärtsilä has delivered a navigation simulator and specific mathematical models to the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) in the city of Rauma, Finland. These will be used as an essential enabler in the Intelligent…

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