Maritime minister undertakes future of shipping industry tour, as ports cyber security guidance is updated

Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani has today (28 January 2020) finished off a tour of southern ports to see the innovative work underway to future-proof the maritime industry, including discovering how plans were developing for an autonomous ship to sail independently across the Atlantic for the Mayflower’s 400th anniversary.

Beginning in the Port of Plymouth yesterday, the minister met with MSubs, the company leading on plans for an autonomous Atlantic crossing to mark the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage to America. Such innovations could revolutionise the shipping industry by increasing safety, efficiency and delivering environmental benefits.

The minister was also able to meet with a range of industry actors in autonomous shipping to discuss the innovative work being undertaken in the South West region.

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Source: GOV.UK