ABS explores future of cutting-edge maritime tech in broad-reaching report

Source: press release, 8 December 2022

Launched at the ABS Hellenic Technical Committee, ‘Technology Trends’ offers roadmap to the next wave of maritime innovation
Launched at the ABS Hellenic Technical Committee, ‘Technology Trends’ offers roadmap to the next wave of maritime innovation (illustration: ABS)

Will autonomous vessels dominate the oceans? Can artificial intelligence design an optimised offshore asset? Is nuclear power the ultimate energy source of the future? These are some of the questions facing maritime industry leaders as a wave of new technologies is poised to revolutionise the sector.

ABS recognises the coming surge of innovations and is charting a course for the future of marine and offshore technologies with a new report, Technology Trends: Exploring the Future of Maritime Innovation. The publication, launched at the ABS Hellenic Technical Committee, offers an executive glimpse into the future of advanced marine and offshore technologies, laying out a vision and timeline for key technological milestones on the journey to net-zero emissions and digitalisation.

“Innovation in the maritime industry is cyclical, and we’re on the verge of a new wave of technologies and change,” says Patrick Ryan, ABS Senior Vice President, Global Engineering and Technology. “Guided by close collaboration with industry leaders here in Athens and beyond, and our own understanding of the market, ABS is able to share where we think these technologies are going. We offer this publication as a high-level roadmap for the industry’s clean energy transition, digitalisation, and applied research in areas like new materials and computer-aided design.”

ABS has a long history of supporting the industry in adopting new technologies safely, which is at the core of its safety mission. As advanced technologies take centre stage over the coming decades, ABS aims to provide guidance and clarity for the industry, supporting safe adoption and optimising operations on the journey to net-zero emissions.

To learn more about these revolutionary technologies, download a copy of Technology Trends: Exploring the Future of Maritime Innovation here.