The next revolution in cargo will be the container ship drone

Now, the British engineering group Rolls Royce wants unmanned, remote-controlled ships to transport freight and goods across the seas.

“The idea of a remote-controlled ship is not new, it has been around for decades but the difference is the technology now exists,” Rolls Royce’s head of marine innovation Oskar Levander, told the FT in an interview (paywall). ”It is happening in other industries so it is only logical that it should happen in marine.”