. https://www.iot-now.com/2018/12/12/91173-fleet-management-floating-along-nicely/
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Fleet management on water doesn’t get the same attention as the digital transformation that is happening on our roads, but Antony Savvas looks at two interesting water-borne developments in Finland and Holland. With an historic recent trial in the Port of Helsinki, ABB and Helsinki City Transport took the next step in “captain-less” shipping. In what is said to be a world first for an existing passenger ferry, ABB successfully tested an autonomous solution. Crisis and boom Autonomous solutions are expected to transform international shipping in the coming decades as the industry recovers from the downturn caused by the 2008 financial crisis. Global demand for maritime transport has grown by 30% over the past decade, according to International Chamber of Shipping data, while more than 10 billion tons of cargo are now transported by sea every year. The Suomenlinna II (pictured) was retrofitted with ABB’s new dynamic positioning system, ABB Ability Marine Pilot Control, and was steered from a remote-control centre in Helsinki. ANASIA D'MELLO READ MORE