2nd International Ship Autonomy and Sustainability Summit (with video)

The International Ship Autonomy and Sustainability Summit is the leading international conference for decision- and strategy-makers within the area of autonomous ships. It aims to have an up-to-date and practical foundation.

The 2nd Summit had as its theme "What is the real future of autonomous ships?" It was planned as a physical event, but was conducted in virtual format due to the COVID pandemic. The event took place on 30. November 2020 and was organised by the European Commision and DG MOVE together with the Norwegian Forum for Autonomous Ships. Mr. Paul Dean, Partner at Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW), moderated the event. More than 600 participants attended the summit online, via internet links.

The below 5 minute video shows some of the highlights of the event and can be accessed through the link. The video includes parts of keynote presentations by Adina Vălean, Commissioner for Transport, European Union; Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), European Union; Magda Kopczynska, DG MOVE Director for Waterborne Transport, European Union; Knut Arild Hareide, Minister of Transport, Norway; Kitack Lim, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization; Andreas Nordseth, Director-General Danish Maritime Authority; Dr. Seong-Hyeok Moon, South Korean Minister of Oceans and Fisheries; An-Magritt Ryste, Product Director - Next Generation Shipping, Kongsberg; Enak Ferlemann, Parlimentary State Secretary - German Presidency; Lay Hoon Quah, Chief Executive Maritime and Port Authority, Singapore; Antoon van Coillie, CEO Blue Line Logistics; Lars Andreas Lunde, State Secretary - Ministry of Trade, Industries and Fisheries, Norway; Boris Hermann, First German Sailor on the Vendée Globe; and Ørnulf Jan Rødseth, General Manager, Norwegian Forum for Autonomous Ships.


Autonomy Summit video recording

The polls were (with offset from start of the recording):

2:06 Do you think MASS will become as safe as or safer than conventional ships?
2:43 By when do you expect first fully autonomous ship in global/intercontinental trade?
3:56 Do you think that the aim for zero accidents/zero waste/Zero emissions is realistic or even necessary?
4:13 Would you be prepared to pay a slightly higher transport cost if it would mean zero accidents/zero waste/Zero emissions?