Dec 9, 2022 | Ship classification news

A new report published by ABS asks questions such as: will autonomous vessels dominate the oceans? can artificial intelligence design an optimised offshore asset? is nuclear power the ultimate energy source of the future?

These questions and others, are facing maritime industry leaders as a wave of new technologies is poised to revolutionise the sector. This is recognised by ABS as a coming surge of innovations which is charting a course for the future of marine and offshore technologies. The report, Technology Trends: Exploring the Future of Maritime Innovation, launched at the ABS Hellenic Technical Committee, offers an executive glimpse into the future of advanced marine and offshore technologies, laying out a vision and timeline for key technological milestones on the journey to net-zero emissions and digitalisation.

Patrick Ryan, ABS SVP Global Engineering and Technology, said: “Innovation in the maritime industry is cyclical, and we’re on the verge of a new wave of technologies and change. Guided by close collaboration with industry leaders here in Athens and beyond, and our own understanding of the market, ABS is able to share where we think these technologies are going. We offer this publication as a high-level roadmap for the industry’s clean energy transition, digitalisation, and applied research in areas like new materials and computer-aided design.”

ABS has a long history of supporting the industry in adopting new technologies safely, which is at the core of its safety mission. As advanced technologies take centre stage over the coming decades, ABS aims to provide guidance and clarity for the industry, supporting safe adoption and optimising operations on the journey to net-zero emissions. Technology Trends: Exploring the Future of Maritime Innovation can be read here.

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