Marine


How big data will transform shipping

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In this brave, new maritime world voyage data and data from ship structures, components and machinery will be collated and used to enhance performance, productivity and, crucially, safety. "Smart ships will use voyage data and data from ship structures, components and machinery to enhance performance" This will then lead to a natural move away from fixed maintenance intervals, towards tailored predictive maintenance, which will reduce operator risk and provide improved cost efficiency. Over the next 10 to 20 years we believe ship intelligence is going to be the driving force that will determine the future of our industry, the type of ships at sea, and the competence levels required from tomorrow's seafarers." "Ship intelligence is going to be the driving force that will determine the future of the industry, the type of ships at sea, and the competence levels required from tomorrow's seafarers" Dr Sven Gerhard, Global Product Leader Hull & Marine Liabilities, AGCS, agrees that classification societies have certainly discovered the value of big data, "but they do not yet know how they are going to use it.


Self driving cargo ship to sail Norwegian seas in 2018

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The vessel, developed by agriculture company Yara International ASA and high-technology systems firm Kongsberg Gruppen, will be loaded and unloaded automatically using electric cranes. Researchers have developed the world's first autonomous, zero-emissions cargo ship: The Yara Birkeland. Developed by agriculture company Yara International ASA and high-technology systems firm Kongsberg Gruppen, will be capable of autonomous mooring and route planning. Yara International and Kongsberg Gruppen aren't the only companies looking to develop autonomous ships - last year, Rolls Royce revealed plans to develop fleets of'drone ships,' with the first ships developed being ferries and then cargo ships to carry cargo around the world - all controlled from a central'holodeck'.


Norway Takes Lead in Race to Build Autonomous Cargo Ships

Wall Street Journal

Petter Ostbo, Yara's head of production who leads the project, said the company would look to invest in bigger ships and use them for longer routes once international regulations are in place for crewless vessels. The International Maritime Organization, which regulates maritime travel, doesn't expect legislation governing crewless ships to be in place before 2020. Shipping executives say autonomous vessels will be popular for short sea routes, but doubt they will replace oceangoing ships that move thousands of containers across continents with an average crew size of around 25. "When the bridge goes on land, it will be something like flying a drone from a command center," said Kongsberg's chief executive, Geir Haoy.


Norway Takes Lead in Race to Build Autonomous Cargo Ships

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Petter Ostbo, Yara's head of production who leads the project, said the company would look to invest in bigger ships and use them for longer routes once international regulations are in place for crewless vessels. The International Maritime Organization, which regulates maritime travel, doesn't expect legislation governing crewless ships to be in place before 2020. Shipping executives say autonomous vessels will be popular for short sea routes, but doubt they will replace oceangoing ships that move thousands of containers across continents with an average crew size of around 25. "When the bridge goes on land, it will be something like flying a drone from a command center," said Kongsberg's chief executive, Geir Haoy.


Japanese firms plan to launch self-driving cargo ships within decade

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Commercial drones and self-driving cars will soon be joined by fleets of autonomous cargo ships that navigate the world's oceans using artificial intelligence. Several shipbuilders and shipping firms in Japan have joined forces to develop remote-controlled cargo vessels that could be launched by 2025, according to the country's Nikkei business newspaper. The company said it envisaged a remote-controlled local vessel becoming operational by the end of the decade, and an autonomous, unmanned ocean-going vessel following in 2035. The European Union is also funding research into unmanned maritime navigation, while Norway plans to launch an autonomous and fully electric cargo ship next year that will carry fertilisers between three ports in the country's south.


Goodbye high seas, hello cubicle. Sailor -- the next desk job.

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These sailors will be seated in office buildings on land, hundreds of miles from their ship, which won't have any humans on board. Sailors, pilots and drivers are slowly shifting from the high seas, blue skies and open roads to staid office buildings where they monitor vessels from afar. Sea Machines CEO Michael Johnson said making harbor tugboats autonomous is the holy grail. Starsky Robotics, meanwhile, is on the forefront of making long-haul truck driving an office job.


Ship Operators Explore Autonomous Sailing

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Oskar Levander, vice president for innovation at Rolls-Royce's marine unit, said moving toward greater autonomy and unmanned shipping could cut transport costs 22%. Satellite-services company Inmarsat IMASY 0.67 % PLC this year launched its Fleet Xpress service to provide improved connectivity to ship operators. Ronald Spithout, president of Inmarsat's maritime business, said the connection will let operators monitor engine and other ship functions more closely to enable enhanced automation. IMO spokeswoman Natasha Brown said the British government-sponsored Marine Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group, set up in 2014, is reviewing pertinent regulations to potentially propose changes.


Rolls-Royce Envisions Robot Cargo Ships By "End of the Decade"

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While it may seem that Rolls-Royce is purely a luxury car company, it has been cooking up something completely unexpected: remote-controlled cargo ships. The Rolls-Royce led Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA) has presented its vision at the Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium 2016 in Amsterdam of how remote and autonomous shipping can become a reality. Autonomy promises many advantages such as mitigating the human factor in both crew error and the threat of piracy. Rolls-Royce is aiming to launch the first remote-controlled cargo ships by 2020, then to have autonomous fleets within two decades.


Rolls Royce reveals remote controlled 'roboship'

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A prototype of the Unified Bridge system has recently entered service on the vessel Stril Luna, where it coordinates the operation of on-board equipment ranging from engines to propulsion and cargo handling. A prototype of the Unified Bridge system has recently entered service on the vessel Stril Luna, where it coordinates the operation of on-board equipment ranging from engines to propulsion and cargo handling. Donald Trump in Aberdeen'We have tremendous popularity here' Wads of money tossed from DJ platform during Kanye's LA concert Donald Trump: Britain leaving the EU is'a fantastic thing' A prototype of the Unified Bridge system has recently entered service on the vessel Stril Luna, where it coordinates the operation of on-board equipment ranging from engines to propulsion and cargo handling. Cameras would beam 360-degree views from the drone ship back to operators based in a virtual bridge VR system in Norway navigating the vessel remotely to steer them to their destinations.


Rolls Royce reveals remote controlled 'roboship'

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A prototype of the Unified Bridge system has recently entered service on the vessel Stril Luna, where it coordinates the operation of on-board equipment ranging from engines to propulsion and cargo handling. A prototype of the Unified Bridge system has recently entered service on the vessel Stril Luna, where it coordinates the operation of on-board equipment ranging from engines to propulsion and cargo handling. Murder suspect screams out'kill me' while trying to steel cop's gun Wads of money tossed from DJ platform during Kanye's LA concert A prototype of the Unified Bridge system has recently entered service on the vessel Stril Luna, where it coordinates the operation of on-board equipment ranging from engines to propulsion and cargo handling. Cameras would beam 360-degree views from the drone ship back to operators based in a virtual bridge VR system in Norway navigating the vessel remotely to steer them to their destinations.