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Autonomous ships powered by Mitsui E&S tech can dock at ports

Platform addressing labor shortage to be released next fiscal year

A self-sailing ship's movements are checked via a simulator at Mitsui E&S Holdings' lab in Tokyo.

TOKYO -- Japanese shipbuilder Mitsui E&S Holdings will soon start selling a navigation system that plans routes and allows vessels to dock automatically.

This is part of the company's push to use state-of-the-art technology to seize on demand for products that address a labor shortage in the shipping industry.

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