The Age of Autonomous Vessels
Rewind the clock a decade and the idea of self-controlled vessels seemed like something out of a science fiction movie. Yet today, crewless ships are becoming a reality.
As an example, the Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship project is working on the first full-sized craft programmed to cross the Atlantic in 2020 without a single person aboard. In addition, Rolls-Royce is actively pursuing its Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative. But if increasing automation will make shipping more efficient, it will leave the industry increasingly vulnerable to cyber-criminals.
In this edition, you also will read about the smart container revolution that will reshape the maritime industry and the world’s largest emission-free electric ferries.