Steps towards automated shipping

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 29.8.2019 11.11
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Ro-ro ship (Photo: Shutterstock / TonyMak79)
Ro-ro ship (Photo: Shutterstock / TonyMak79)

- Finland is one of the leaders in promoting and testing automation in shipping. We want to speed up the development both in international forums and during Finland's Presidency of the Council of the European Union, writes Senior Ministerial Adviser Anne Miettinen in Impulssi-blog.

- In terms of legislation, the key issues in automation are related to the type of decisions the autonomous devices of vessels can make, for example.  Further important questions include those concerned with the crew: what the definition of a captain is and under what conditions a ship is allowed to sail under remote control.