Cybersecurity Risk Remains the Leading Concern for Autonomous Shipping


Small autonomous container feeder gets under way from a terminal in China

Since the commencement of the EU-backed Maritime Unmanned Navigation through Intelligence in Networks (MUNIN) project, Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship (MASS) technologies, infrastructures, and the overall ecosystem have developed rapidly. Norway has been leading the MASS development race, and the autonomous electric container ship Yara Birkeland has received international attention. Recently, other countries – including Japan, Korea, Finland, the United Kingdom and the United States – have been catching up with MASS development[1].

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