Autonomous shipping tech firm Avikus joins One Sea alliance

Autonomous shipping alliance One Sea reports that it has added South Korea’s Avikus, a Hyundai Heavy Industries Group company, as its latest member.

Founded by the shipbuilder in January 2021, Avikus specialises in developing autonomous navigation technologies. Earlier this year, the company’s HINAS 2.0 (Hyundai intelligent Navigation System) system was used in support of the world’s first transatlantic sailing of a large vessel using autonomous navigation technologies, when the SK Shipping ultra-large liquefied natural gas carrier Prism Courage completed a month-long voyage.

“Welcoming Avikus on board is an exciting development which brings in participation from one of our industry’s most important hubs for innovation,” said One Sea Secretary General, Sinikka Hartonen.

“It further highlights One Sea’s continuing expansion in representing the key stakeholders in autonomous ship technology – from Northern Europe, Japan, the United States and now South Korea. Our increasingly broad-based membership further supports the advocacy work we are doing on behalf of the industry to support the development of robust regulations for MASS (maritime autonomous surface ships).” 

Since its formation in 2016, One Sea has developed an advisory and advocacy role in the autonomous shipping community. Members include maritime technology stakeholders such as ABB, Cargotec, Haltian, Kongsberg, Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI), Sea Machines Robotics, Tietoevry and Wärtsilä.

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