H. Hensen, J.H. de Jong, M. van der Laan and D. Merkelbach

Drone for passing heaving line (courtesy Kotug Rotterdam).

The Road Towards Autonomous Ship Handling with Tugs

By H. Hensen, J.H. de Jong, M. van der Laan and D. Merkelbach 2019-09-07 17:10:00

In a pragmatic way, the recently published third edition of the book “Tug Use in Port – A practical Guide” pays attention to the interesting future of autonomous or remote controlled tugs - a good reason to pay more attention to this very specific subject while focusing on the period till 2050. Autonomous Shipping Almost daily publications appear about automation and autonomy in shipping. Names of large maritime industrial companies are often found in these publications, giving the idea that...

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