Introduction of autonomous cargo carriers en masse expected within five-ten years
Shipping companies will be able to commence operation of Russian-flagged autonomous vessels from 2021
As Marinet member Vitaly Klyuev, Advisor to Pola-Invest LLC, told during the videoconference “Autonomous ships – progress or blind lane?” organized by PortNews Media Group, introduction of autonomous ships en masse is expected in the world on the horizon of five-ten years.
According to him, ship owners are to benefit from saving on crew costs which can account for up to a half of all operational expenses.
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