Shipping group Wilhelmsen and equipment manufacturer Kongsberg are setting up the world's first autonomous shipping company which is designed to offer the entire value chain for unmanned vessels.

In the first article of this two-part series international shipping lawyer Torgeir Willumsen takes a closer look at key commercial and legal obstacles to autonomous shipping.

The shift to automation and autonomy in shipping will require a new talent profile for the industry says Kirsi Tikka, evp of global marine for ABS.