Shaping the future of European Short Sea Shipping: Autonomous & Automated technologies

28th April, 12:00pm - 1:30 pm


MOSES has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 861678

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The maritime industry is a constantly evolving business sector, which continuously tries to maintain its competitiveness by embracing innovation, which is widely recognized as a determinant of success.

Disruptive technologies that enable automation and autonomy have been recently receiving a lot of attention, in part, due to their strong potential to revolutionise the landscape of the maritime industry and make it more efficient and sustainable.

This session aims to highlight how autonomous and automated technologies can stimulate the modernization of intra-European waterborne transport and increase the modal shift from land-based transportation to Short Sea Shipping.
The session will focus on the operational improvements required to address the challenges of efficient and seamless port processes (e.g., manoeuvring, berthing, and cargo handling), the balance of traffic flows (backhaul traffic challenge), and
the participation of small ports to the supply chain.


The session will also address the benefits of automation and autonomy on the industry-wide challenge of reducing environmental impacts, such as noise and GHG emissions.
Special attention will also be given to the transition toward next generation Short Sea Shipping in the EU by exploiting the operational capabilities of autonomous ship concepts.

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Prof. Nikolaos Ventikos, Associate Professor, Laboratory for Maritime Transport, NTUA

Welcome remarks

  • Prof. Nikolaos Ventikos - Associate Professor, Laboratory for Maritime Transport, NTUA


Automation in Short Sea Shipping from a safety perspective

  • Sifis Papageorgiou - Senior Project Officer, EMSA


Potential of Short Sea Shipping in the Mediterranean basin

  • Mercedes De Juan Muñoyerro - Project Manager, Fundacion Valenciaport


AUTOSHIP: Demonstrating autonomous ships in Europe

  • Ørnulf Jan Rødseth - Senior scientist, SINTEF Ocean


AEGIS:  Next Generation Short Sea Shipping Logistics

  • Odd Erik Mørkrid - Senior Project Manager, SINTEF Ocean


Creating opportunities for Short Sea Shipping and small ports within the EU container supply chain: MOSES Innovations

  • Prof. Nikolaos Ventikos - Associate Professor, Laboratory for Maritime Transport, NTUA


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