The ideas for unmanned shipping are getting more and more concrete. Some projects have
already started, experts explained at a recent seminar organized by Shipping Professional
Network Hamburg (SPNH). By Thomas Wägener
The idea of autonomous shipping dates back at least to the year 1968, said Carlos Jahn, Head of the Institute of Maritime Logistics at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) and concurrently of the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services (CML). But in those days the considerations were rather a kind of vision because the technology was not yet advanced enough, he explained.