Rolls-Royce and Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) have completed a pilot project aboard a 165m passenger ferry, Sunflower Gold, testing the applicability of Intelligent Awareness and machine learning technologies to maritime operations.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced the launch of an ambitious research partnership in Japan aimed at developing an advanced navigation support system for use at sea.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has reached an agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries to jointly develop intelligent steering gear technologies, to improve vessel reliability and save energy in operations through the application of Big Data analytics.
Japan-headquartered Weathernews and Mitsui & Co. have announced that they have formed a joint venture called maruFreight, which aims to provide a platform for maritime companies to match cargo with the best available shipping options.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has agreed a deal with Rolls-Royce to collaborate in the testing of intelligent awareness systems for ships, starting with installation on board the 165m passenger ferry Sunflower, operated by MOL-Group Ferry Sunflower Limited on a 222-nautical mile route between Kobe and Oita via the Akashi Kaikyo, Bisan Seto and Kurushima Straits.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), along with IBM Japan and a host of Japanese stakeholder organisations, has begun a demonstration test to examine the practical applicability of blockchain technology in streamlining cross-border trade operations.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), in collaboration with Japan Radio Co (JRC) and JSAT MOBILE Communications, reports that it has successfully tested a new system to share shipboard data contained in the Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) with shore based offices, connecting the ship with shore via Inmarsat Fleet Xpress.
Fujitsu Laboratories reports that it has completed trials of a new ship performance estimation technology system with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Ube Shipping & Logistics, used to predict voyage parameters such as ship speed and fuel consumption to optimise routing and save on fuel.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has developed a new virtual reality (VR) crew safety training system, using technology created by Japanese company Tsumiki Seisaku integrated into a pair of smart goggles.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) is to expand its use of ClassNK’s CMAXS diagnostic monitoring system to two additional ships operated by the company, to take the total number of vessels installed to six.
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