In the past several years, Detyens Shipyards has seen an increase in the number of drydock inquiries and bookings from international vessel operators. . . Says Peter Browne, vice president of estimating, “We feel this is a combination of several factors which includes our year round good weather conditions, our dry dock availability, our pricing structure, our ability to complete on time on budget repairs and that the our shipyard is technically capable of handling sophisticated refits.”
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) recently announced their joining the Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance in advancing autonomous shipping. This alliance brings together key industry stakeholders to forge a path for the unmanned cargo ship.