Robot Ghost Ships to Extend Miner’s Technology Drive to Seas

Date: June 12, 2017 Published by

  • China’s Maritime Safety Administration is also working on development of uncrewed ships, according to its website.
  • The company, also one of the world’s largest dry bulk charterers, is seeking partners to work on technological changes in the sector, he said.
  • A meeting beginning Wednesday of IMO’s maritime safety committee will consider proposals for a regulatory study on the “safe, secure and environmentally sound operation” of autonomous vessels, according to the organization’s website.
  • The company cut freight and transportation costs by 16 percent to $2.3 billion in fiscal 2016, according to filings.
  • If freight users, including BHP, are able to adopt the technology, “you might see that they build a new fleet of special purpose ships that puts the traditional ships and ship operators out of business,” he said.