Seafarers and digital disruption, sorting fact from fantasy

OCTOBER 16, 2018 – A study commissioned by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) aims to sort out the fact from the fiction on the potential effects of autonomous ships on the

Rolls-Royce and Intel collaborate on intelligent ship development

OCTOBER 15, 2018 — Rolls-Royce and Intel say they intend to collaborate on designs for sophisticated intelligent shipping systems that will make commercial shipping safer, bringing together the expertise in advanced ship

DNV GL releases class guideline on autonomous ships

SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 — DNV GL has released a new class guideline covering autonomous and remotely operated ships. “A new set of sensor, connectivity, analysis, and control functions in maritime technologies is

Iridium and Rolls-Royce cooperate on autonomous ship connectivity

AUGUST 30, 2018 — Satellite communications specialist Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) has signed a Letter of Intent with Rolls-Royce Marine in support of its autonomous vessel development program. The two companies

Japanese project will demo autonomous berthing and unberthing

AUGUST 3, 2018 — Autonomous ship berthing and unberthing are to be trialed by a Japanese group that includes Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Tokyo University

ClassNK releases guidelines for concept design of autonomous ships

JUNE 3, 2018 — Classification society ClassNK (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai) has released its “Guidelines for Concept Design of Automated Operation/ Autonomous Operation of Ships.” The guidelines incorporate basic elements of concept design

VIDEO: Norway opens further test bed for autonomous shipping

DECEMBER 7, 2017 — An official autonomous shipping test bed was opened yesterday in Horten on the coast of Norway. The area is specially designated for autonomous trials by the Norwegian Maritime Administration

VIDEO: ABB launches new situational awareness solution

NOVEMBER 21, 2017 — A new situational awareness solution from ABB superimposes a virtual model of the ship on real surroundings, making it possible to see the operation from a third person

Rolls-Royce teams with Google Cloud to bring autonomous ships nearer

OCTOBER 3, 2017 — Rolls-Royce says it has signed a deal with Google to further develop its intelligent awareness systems. Signed today at the Google Cloud Summit in Sweden, the agreement allows

Autonomous ship operation now on IMO agenda

JUNE 16, 2017 — The Danish Maritime Authority reports that the IMO Maritime Safety Committee is to start to establish a new international legal framework for the safe operation of autonomous ships.