Friday, 11 May 2018

Port Technology: IMO to Discuss Autonomous Ships

Port Technology
IMO to Discuss Autonomous Ships

 11 May 2018 10.32am
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) will meet for its 99th session, which will have autonomous vessels as its main focus.

The MSC will meet on Tuesday May 16th, 2018 at the IMO’s headquarters in London and will begin to explore how “the safe, secure and environmentally sound operation of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) may be introduced in IMO instruments”.

The discussions at work at the conference are expected to revolve around outlined the framework for the regulatory exercise and forming a plan of work.
Read the port of Rotterdam's technical paper on the port's landmark partnership with technology giant IBM

The committee is also expected to discuss a range of existing IMO instruments, including amendments to the SOLAS regulations concerning the computerized stability support in case of flooding on passenger vessels and amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods code.

Discussions are also to be had on how the recently adopted polar Code can be applied to non-SOLAS vessels in the future (including cargo ships of less than 500 gross tonnage) and an update on the reported incidents of piracy against ships — the IMO received 203 incident reports of piracy and armed robbery worldwide in 2017, and the 2018 figures are currently trending higher than the previous year.

The session, which will run between May 16-25, follows the IMO's 72nd Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), where a major international agreement to cut emissions caused by the maritime industry by half was enacted.

Recently two Norweigan firms, Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg, have joined forces to create a new autonomous vessel company called Massterly — planning to use land-based control centres to monitor and operate autonomous ships in Norway and internationally.
Read more: AI Partnership to Control World’s Busiest Shipping Lanes

  Automation and Optimisation , Robotisation, Environment , Global Economy/Trade, Politics

Subscribe to our Newsletter

 We’d like to send you relevant news, technical papers and updates. We work with ports and terminals that may also send you communications. By submitting your details, you are accepting these Terms & Conditions and agreeing to our Privacy and Cookies policies. You can opt out of these communications at any time.
Related News

    No related articles found

Most Popular

      Critical Communications for Ports - Rajant
      Technological Port Evolution - TMEIC
      MSC to Invest $1.1 Billion in New Khalifa Port Terminal
      Video Captures Pilot Boarding Moving Cargo Ship
      Hutchison Developing Fully Remote-Controlled Terminal
      Singapore Reveals Blockchain-Based eCO for Global Trade
      SpaceX to Build Rockets at Port of Los Angeles
      Multimodal 2018: BPA Pushes for New UK Freight Strategy
      Port of Amsterdam: Recycling Plastic for Green Fuel
      CMA CGM Confirms CEVA Stake

All contents © copyright Maritime Information Services Ltd. All rights reserved. Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Accessibility
Back to top
Share this selection


No comments: