Driverless cars. Pilotless planes. What about crewless ships?
End of July 2017, Hapag-Lloyd received an additional state-of-the-art 15,000 TEU vessel. The “AFIF” was handed over to Hapag-Lloyd’s Ship Management by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) in South Korea.
Companies team up to build autonomous, zero-emission container "feeder ship." SpaceX's drone landing ships have already proven that uncrewed vessels can handle some of the most dangerous jobs at sea. Now, two Norwegian companies are poised to put robo-boats into one of the most dull: hauling cargo down the fjord.
New technology always contributes in making a positive difference in our lives. For many years, we have enjoyed the wide broadband internet connectivity that made our lives much easier. Through this technology, the whole world became a small village in our hands. We were privileged enough to witness this revolution and enjoy “what is possible” in the broadband satellite connectivity world. However, 5 years ago this was not the case for people who were working in the sea and spending long time off land. They had very limited connection services, they could only send the SOS messages, text emails without attachments and very limited browsing ability.
Artificial intelligence is to become part of CMA CGM’s ongoing digital transformation after the third largest container shipping company revealed that Infosys, an Indian multinational specializing next-generation technology, will help develop its business model through a seven-year partnership.
The world’s marine industry giants have long been regarded as conservative, set in their ways and resistant to change. Yet, if recent blockchain-related developments are anything to go by, it seems nothing could be further from the truth.
The Government of the UK has unveiled a new code of practice to help the shipping industry handle the growing number of cyber threats that could lead to various criminal activities such as kidnap, piracy, fraud, theft of cargo and sensitive data, or imposition of ransomware.
Banyan Technology, the pioneer and leader in live carrier connectivity, today announced increased multi-modal capabilities in the Banyan platform. This expanded functionality, combined with the industry's largest LTL (less-than-truckload) network, establishes an unprecedented, single-platform solution for all modes of shipping, including parcel, LTL, volume, and full truckload.
The new International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) Chairman, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime, announced a series of initiatives designed to foster modernization and pave the way for autonomous shipping.
Wärtsilä has partnered with US-based vessel operator Gulfmark Offshore to test a remote-control ship operation capability on an offshore vessel off the North Sea coast of Scotland.