MOL using Artificial Intelligence to estimate vessel speed and fuel consumption at Sea

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 10-11-2017        Tweet

Accurately estimating vessel performance within 1.5%, Aiming to reduce environmental impact

TOKYO: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) has announced that it teamed up with Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. (CEO: Shigeru Sasaki, Headquarters: Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture), and Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (President: Toshio Takeuchi, Main Campus: Koto-ku, Tokyo) to verify the accuracy of technology to estimate vessel performance at sea by applying Fujitsu's artificial intelligence (AI) technology, "FUJITSU Human Centric AI Zinrai."

This project is a part of MOL's initiative to assess the effectiveness of AI technology, and aims to reduce fuel consumption and vessels' environmental impact by verifying the accuracy of the technology, using Fujitsu's AI Technology to estimate vessel performance at sea.

MOL provided actual voyage data collected from MOL fleet in operation to Fujitsu Laboratories, which, along with Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, verified the data by using their jointly developed machine learning method.

Detail of actual voyage data provided by MOL

Items: About 30 in all, such as speed, fuel consumption, main engine rpm, wind direction, wind speed, etc.

Period: October 12, 2015 – December 13, 2015.