Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the research, development and innovation in the field of smart ship technologies.
The MoU includes research on real-time service system based on the Internet of Things (IoT), design on-shore platform for optimized fleet operation and development of automated warehousing systems for ship materials.
According to a statement, HMM plans to improve the innovation of smart ship technologies underway of directly reflecting and testing operational data to its own vessels.
The company has already completed certain part of smart ship solution related to optimised ship operation that will be applied to seven out of twelve 23,000 TEU mega containerships ordered to DSME last year.
The ships are scheduled to be delivered from April 2020.
HMM official said in a sttament, “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.”