Autonomous Vessels – Impact on GLA Service Provision

The development of unmanned and autonomous vessels has been growing over the past few years with different examples cited in the media. To produce a summary of the current situation, expected developments and an indicative timeline for when such vessels can be expected to be in common use.  Research into how they are likely to be used, and whether there will be specialised ports, will also be of interest – acknowledging that this may not be known at this point.