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Will ships without sailors be the future of trade?

On 7 May, customs officers in Ostend, Belgium, received a box of oysters from the UK.

The molluscs had been caught in Essex and transported to Belgium on a 12m (39ft) aluminium-hulled vessel, which traversed the English Channel with no humans on board.

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It was the world’s first unmanned commercial shipping operation.

The crewless boat was carefully watched by four people in a control centre in Tollesbury, Essex, headquarters of Hushcraft, the company behind the design and development of the…

UK and Belgian coastguards also monitored the oysters’ progress….

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