Date: June 12, 2017
- 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.
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