Under a Memorandum of Understanding, the parties would
conduct research on real-time service system based on IoT (Internet of Things),
design on-shore platforms for optimised fleet operation, develop automated
warehousing systems for ship materials and development economic navigation
HMM said it plans to promote the innovation of smart ship
technology “under way of directly reflecting and testing operational data to
its own container vessels.”
The company added that certain smart ship solutions related
to optimised ship operation have already been completed and will be applied to
seven out of twelve 23,000 TEU mega containerships ordered from DSME in 2018.
The ships are scheduled to be sequentially delivered from April 2020.
“Joining forces between HMM and DSME will create a huge
synergy,” an HMM official said, adding that the company “will preemptively
respond to both environmental regulations and digitisation through operating
23,000 TEU ships outfitted with smart ship technology.”