One Sea will be entered by 3 new shipping companies

Three more players in the international maritime sector have joined One Sea, the industry alliance that promotes a common goal of self-guiding shipping.

Global satellite group Inmarsat and NYK Group’s research subsidiary Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI) have joined One Sea as full members, while the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) has signed a memorandum of understanding to become a One Sea associate member.

“We are delighted to welcome the largest global provider of ship-to-shore connectivity, the R&D arm of one of the largest shipowners in the world and the industry’s leading professional body for naval architects as members,” Päivi Haikkola, One Sea Lead, commented.

One Sea members ABB, Kongsberg Maritime and Wärtsilä ran separate autonomous ship trials off the Finnish and Norwegian coasts at the end of 2018.

“Members have complete freedom to innovate and develop their own cost-efficient autonomous ship solutions inside an alliance which is nonetheless committed to harmonizing technical standards,” Haikkola explained.

“Our expectation is that, as member numbers grow, operating solutions will multiply but members will also work towards integration.”

The new members would bring different perspectives and insights to the One Sea ecosystem, she added.

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