The usage of artificial intelligence in the shipping industry has been steadily growing in recent years. The technology has a myriad of uses, from monitoring carbon emissions and ship systems to navigation and threat detection. The progress in the field of AI in shipping is often pioneered by technology startups with dedicated teams of researchers […]
Zulu Associates, the Belgian short-sea shipping company, has contracted Conoship International to advance the design of the Zulu MASS 200TEU container vessel. The new 100m-long vessel will be powered by zero-emission propulsion technology and provide a short-sea platform initially for direct container and feeder flows. It will be able to operate on both rivers and […]
A spate of tests and demonstration projects are being used to advance the introduction into service of a range of uncrewed assets. Potential naval applications of uncrewed surface vessels and of unmanned underwater and above water units continues to proliferate in the US and in Europe as recent developments attest. In July 2023, the Defence […]
Artificial Intelligence and automation are hot topics these days. Governments, companies and individuals all over the world are wondering how best to integrate them into our lives. The maritime sector is no exception. Unmanned or semi-unmanned vessels operating on the world’s oceans will soon no longer be the stuff of science fiction but reality. Helping […]
Green light for SeaBot course Training provider SeaBot Maritime has received UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) voluntary recognition for its maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS) Remote Operator training course. Developed jointly by SeaBot and Fugro Middle East, the course is intended as the first module in SeaBot’s wider MASS Certified Professional training scheme (MCP) […]
As Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler, with 600+ trucks on the road daily, ASKO is used to juggling budgets to keep overheads to a minimum. So, when it came to shifting some of its road traffic volume onto the Oslo Fjord, the company’s new ASKO Maritime division decided uncrewed operations would be the most cost-efficient path […]
June 2022 saw Huntington Ingalls Industries (HHI) successfully demonstrate the ability of an amphibious warship to launch, operate with and recover a large-diameter unmanned underwater vehicles (LDUUV). The research and development initiative between HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding and mission technologies divisions is one of a portfolio of internal research and development efforts aimed at advance new […]
On 14 March this year, the Caribbean island of Martinique received an unusual visitor. Arriving on the beach in Le Lorrain was an uncrewed surface vessel (USV), which had made its own way across the Atlantic from Spain, fuelled purely by solar power – a journey spanning some 4,300nm. What’s more impressive is that the 4m USV, […]
It’s unlikely that many readers of the first issue of Ship & Boat International, published in 1947, could have envisaged a world of solar-powered ferries, unmanned tugs and offshore wind farms capable of powering tens of thousands of homes. Similarly, the abilities to conduct virtual reality walkthroughs of vessel plans, prior to construction, and to pay […]
The Naval Architect February 2022
The UK-based manufacturer is supplying a state-of-the-art firefighting system for the trailblazing autonomous vessel Yara Birkeland.
Warship Technology January 2022
The challenges of autonomous technology in marine and defence applications require innovation in rule development says Domenic Carlucci, ABS vice president and chief technology director.
ABB and Singaporean shipbuilder Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) have concluded remote-pilot trials of a pusher tug in the Port of Singapore – and the partners are confident that this could precede a wider roll-out of remote and autonomous workboats within this busy location. The trials saw personnel remotely steer the 32m Keppel […]