Unmanned ship transport systems in Norway – Presented by Ørnulf Jan Rødseth, SINTEF Ocean at the Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference, which takes place on June 13, 2017, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.
Norway has a long coast and sparse population. It is a priority to increase utilization of seaways and decrease road transport. Trucks are, however, more flexible than ships. Economic benefits of ship transport traditionally increase with ship size, which reduce flexibility. Unmanned ships can change this. Automated operation allows smaller ships in more flexible transport systems. Smaller ships also makes use of zero-emission technologies, such as batteries, easier. However, the ships has to be integrated into the full transport system and the “last mile” from quay to user has to be addressed. Several use cases will be presented and discussed.
About Ørnulf Jan Rødseth
Mr. Rødseth worked in research since 1983, except four years in industry. Interests are integrated ship control, maritime ICT and unmanned ships. He is currently at SINTEF Ocean in Trondheim, Norway. He is active in ISO, IEC and IMO. He is general manager of Norwegian Forum for Autonomous Ship (NFAS).
About SINTEF Ocean
SINTEF Ocean is an independent and not for profit research institute. We are 340 employees researching the Ocean Space, including maritime/shipping, off-shore energy, fisheries, aquaculture and environmental issues. SINTEF Ocean was established in 2017 as a merger of SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture, MARINTEK and parts of SINTEF Materials and Chemistry.
Sea freight volumes continue to increase and shipping industry is challenged with finding new ways to offer competitive and sustainable services. Still in its infancy, research and development projects into unmanned maritime cargo initiatives are aiming to bring about massive disruptions in the global transportation world throughout the complete logistics value chain.
Focus topics: Remote control technology; Security; Legal and liability implications;Autonomous operation architecture (5G / satellite);Human factors;New value chains / business models and more…..
The Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference is part of the first global multimodal unmanned cargo systems event – a two-day event (Jun 13-14, 2017) that includes 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition:Cargo Innovation Conference; Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference; Unmanned Cargo Ground Vehicle Conference; Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference; Smart Logistics Expo