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Michael Johnson, Sea Machines: MTR's #3 Ocean Influencer

Oct 01, 2021

Sea Machines’ leaderships in the maritime autonomy space lands Michael Johnson, Founder and CEO, as MTR’s #3 Ocean Influencer in the 2021 “MTR100”.Michael Johnson is the founder and CEO of Sea Machines, a company that is helping to fast track the age of autonomy in the maritime space. “Technology is not something new for our space,” said Johnson,  “be it from the lumbering packet ships to heavily canvassed clippers then back to the lumbering…

Germany Opens Remote-Controlled Center for Inland Shipping

Feb 29, 2024

SEAFAR, a Belgian technology and service provider for remote-controlled inland waterway shipping operations, has set up the first Remote Operations Center in Germany; a project completed in conjunction with HGK Shipping and Reederei Deymann…

Anschütz Advances the Autonomous Bridge System

Dec 19, 2023

As part of the Clean Autonomous Public Transportation Network (CAPTN) initiative, Anschütz' research into autonomous systems and assistance systems onboard ships that support navigators has made progress in 2023. In the Remote Operating Centre (ROC) which is set up on land at Anschütz…

SpaceX, ABS Ink JDP on Remotely Controlled Rocket Recovery Droneships

Jun 15, 2022

SpaceX  and ABS signed a joint development project (JDP) to review the remotely controlled functions of autonomous rocket recovery droneships used for booster rocket recovery at sea.The rocket recovery droneships are modified to include an expanded deck to increase the size of the landing platform…

Horton Joins Greensea

Jun 01, 2021

Greensea hired Greg Horton as Senior Robotics Engineer to lead engineering associated with SafeC2, Greensea’s long-range command and control capability, which is providing the US Navy the capability of conducting water-borne Explosive Ordnance…

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…

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…

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…

The Final Word: COVID-19 & the Treatment of Seafarers

May 20, 2020

Frank Coles, CEO, Wallem Group, is known to “call ‘em like he sees ‘em”. We caught up with Coles via video conference from Hong Kong last month to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on maritime, the future of digitalization and autonomy, and the shameful treatment of seafarers…

DNV GL's Ørbeck-Nilssen: Maritime 'Renaissance' Could be on the Horizon

May 12, 2020

As COVID-19 and a historically weak energy market wreaks havoc on maritime, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO Maritime, DNV GL, tells Maritime Reporter & Engineering News in its May 2020 edition that this could be the beginning of a Renaissance period for the industry…

Untethered Vehicle Tech Continues to Advance Autonomy

Apr 14, 2020

Social distancing is a new fact of life for most, but not long-ago technical conferences brought experts together. In early February, Underwater Intervention provided a series of presentations on developments in untethered vehicles. A powerful…

Autonomous Ships or Better Decision Making?

Mar 16, 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…

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