• Harilaos Psaraftis

    Professor, DTU

    Bio:  Harilaos N. Psaraftis is a Professor at the Department of Technology, Management and Economics at DTU. His areas of interest are maritime logistics, intermodal logistics and port logistics. He has a PhD from MIT, where he was a faculty member from 1979 to 1989. He was a professor at NTUA from 1989 and until he joined DTU in 2013.   Title of presentation:  The logistics of autonomous shipping: first results from the AEGIS project   Abstract of presentation:  The European Union transport policy recognizes the importance of the waterborne transport systems as key elements for sustainable growth in Europe. By 2030, 30% of total road freight over 300km should shift to rail or waterborne transport, and more than 50% by 2050. Thus far, this ambition has failed. Horizon 2020 project AEGIS proposes a new waterborne transport system for Europe that is green, robust, flexible, more automated and autonomous, and able to connect both rural and urban terminals. This talk introduces the project and presents some preliminary results, focusing on a set of KPIs including economic, environmental and social criteria. The application of these KPIs on a specific case study in Europe will be presented.  

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    • Enghave Plads & Kødbyen
      01-12-2 -
      Organized by DTU

      The maritime sector is undergoing a digital revolution, where several technologies are expected to disrupt processes and systems in order to achieve higher efficiency, reduce environmental impact and increase economic profits. Autonomous systems’ technologies will be core elements of this transformation of the maritime sector, both on the ship and terminal sides. However, multiple barriers may prevent the full actualization of the autonomous waterborne transport. The session will gauge the technological and regulatory aspects on the state of development of autonomy for the maritime sector, and will provide prominent views on autonomous waterborne transport by industrial leaders.

      Program:
      Welcome address, Roberto Galeazzi, Head of DTU Centre for Collaborative Autonomous Systems, Technical University of Denmark
      Scientific Talk: “The logistics of autonomous shipping: first results from the AEGIS project”, Harilaos Psaraftis, Professor, Technical University of Denmark
      Business Talk: “Digital advancement in deep sea shipping – a ship operator’s perspective”, Morten Vejlgaard-Laursen, Director, Maersk
      Scientific Talk: “Autonomous operations at sea – design for safety and resilience”, Mogens Blanke, Professor, Technical University of Denmark
      Business Talk: “The journey towards autonomous shipping”, Hendrik Bußhoff , Head of Product, Wärtsilä
      Business Talk: “Regulatory development on MASS, as seen from a Flag State perspective”, Erik I. Tvedt, Special Adviser, Danish Maritime Authority

      Session coordinator: Roberto Galeazzi, Head of DTU Centre for Collaborative Autonomous Systems, Technical University of Denmark
      Facilitator: Roberto Galeazzi, Head of DTU Centre for Collaborative Autonomous Systems, Technical University of Denmark
      Autonomous Waterborne Transport
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