Hyundai and Samsung to work together on smart ship technologies
South Korean shipping company HMM has signed a memorandum of understanding on smart ship technology with compatriot shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).
Under the MoU, HMM and SHI intend to collaborate in the field of smart ship solution research, development and innovation.
The MoU covers mainly the production of eco-friendly technology relevant to smart ships and the enhancement of ship digitisation-related technical competence.
HMM has adopted "SVESSEL," an innovative smart ship solution developed by SHI, as part of this collaboration. The cloud-based SVESSEL was applied to five of twelve 24,000 TEU mega containerships shipped this year to HMM.
HMM will test the operating data on the container vessels themselves.
Specifically, SVESSEL intends to facilitate the transition from traditional analog-based ships to intelligent, life-cycle controlled ships through the integration of ICT and ship operating technology. This system offers a range of features including vessel & fleet tracking, onboard data processing, collaborative maintenance, propulsion efficiency monitoring etc.
HMM is in the process of setting up a Smart Ship Control Center to monitor ship safety and productivity in real time, based on a broad range of data including cargo information, service routes, locations, ocean weather and vessel conditions.
The center is due to be in full service this year from mid-September.
Maritime Business World