The MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) signed by two parties includes:
Research on real-time service system based on IoT (Internet of Things)
Design on-shore platform for optimsed fleet operation
Development of automated warehousing systems for ship materials
Development of economic navigation solutions.
HMM plans to promote the innovation of smart ship technologies underway of directly reflecting and testing operational data to its own container vessels.
In fact, certain part of smart ship solution related to optimised ship operation has already been completed and will be applied to seven out of twelve 23,000 TEU mega containerships ordered to DSME last year. The ships are scheduled to be sequentially delivered from April 2020.
HMM official said:
“Joining forces between HMM and DSME will create a huge synergy,” and that “HMM will preemptively respond to both environmental regulations and digitisation through operating 23,000 TEU ships outfitted with smart ship technologies.”