Digitalisation is steering the shipping industry in a new direction, some comforted by the increasing opportunities that it offers and others wary of the uncertainty that comes with it. One country embracing the waves of digitalisation is Japan. Here are five ways Japanese companies are using digital technology to deliver more efficient and safer shipping operations.
PortX and Helm Operations are teaming up to combine PortX’s AI-based port dispatching system, OptiPort, with Helm CONNECT software for harbour dispatching and operations.
A pilot project applying artificial intelligence (AI) models to detect levels of corrosion and coating breakdown on ships and offshore structures has been successfully demonstrated by ABS, Google Cloud and SoftServe.
Microsoft is supporting the development of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve fuel efficiency on ships with a US $11 million in Series A funding for Nautilus Labs.
DNV GL has opened an artificial intelligence (AI) research centre in Shanghai to expand its audit, inspection and survey services.
India-based software company Orion Marine Concepts has announced the launch of “Daniel”, a voice- activated assistant powered by artificial intelligence (AI).
MSC Cruises, HARMAN, and Samsung Electronics have developed a voice-enabled, artificial intelligence (AI), seven language speaking assistant named ZOE.
Tallink Grupp is teaming up with maritime start-up Fleetrange and researchers from the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute and Aalto University to test techniques for autonomous navigation.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority has put into operation an Internet of Things (IoT) platform to better plan and manage shipping.
Maritime HSEQ software company OceanManager has announced the launch of its new vesFMS system, which uses data analytics, Artificial Intelligence and operational optimisation by location to improve management of vessel maintenance, supply, procurement, crewing and safety.
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