Project: WP1 - Feasibility studies
Author(s): Victoria Gribkovskaia (SINTEF Ocean AS), Henning Borgen (SINTEF Aalesund), Even A. Holte (SINTEF Ocean), Elizabeth Lindstad (SINTEF Ocean), Håvard Nordahl (SINTEF Ocean)
Journal/conference: Publisher: The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Date: 01.11.2019

Autonomous ships for coastal and short-sea shipping

Paper presented at SNAME Maritime Convention, 30 October - 1 November,Tacoma, Washington, USA


In this paper we investigate how autonomous technology can improve the competitiveness of short sea shipping. A methodology is developed to compare cost and performance of autonomous vessels with conventional vessels and road transport. Various degrees of autonomy are introduced and analysed.

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