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A 749GT general cargo vessel has successfully completed a 790-kilometre autonomous voyage in congested waters.

LR's Maritime Performance Services (MPS) business has launched a 'Readiness Assessment' interactive tool and published a report on the state of digital transformation through artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in the maritime industry.

Inmarsat has launched Fleet Secure Unified Threat Management (UTM), as a standard option on the company’s Fleet Xpress service, protecting vessel networks against cyber attacks.

Developer of port information management systems Innovez One will supply its MarineM digital platform to DM Sea Logistics to enable it to digitalise and optimise the operations of its 12-vessel fleet.

One Sea has welcomed Sea Machines Robotics as its latest recruit and management board member.

The Korean Register (KR) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to jointly research the development of maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS) technology.

ShipIn Systems has secured an investment from Munich Re Ventures, a provider of reinsurance, primary insurance, and insurance-related risk solutions to help the company further develop its artificially intelligent (AI) fleet management platform.

Thursday, 31 March 2022 09:00

Does AI dream of electric ships?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Autonomous Shipping (unmanned vessels) are set to transform the mercantile fleets of the world. In addition to the greening of the industry and the smartening of the logistics, there will soon have to be a wholesale revamp of design with respect to understanding of the changes that will be wrought in the maintenance and repair of cargo vessels. In this article Steve Flood, senior research consultant at Valour Consultancy outlines the steps that need to be addressed and proposes some systems of work. Current vessel design needs crews, autonomy needs a full redesign.

Navig8 has partnered with Windward to use the company's predictive intelligent platform to perform data-driven vessel screening for compliance, bunkering, and legal procedures. 

Tees Valley-based data science specialist company SeerBI has joined NVIDIA Inception, a programme designed to nurture start-ups that revolutionise industries with advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and data science.

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