MOL Turns to Artificial Intelligence to Verify Vessel Performance

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Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has teamed up with Fujitsu Laboratories, and Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology 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.

The actual voyage data provided by MOL included information such as speed, fuel consumption, main engine rpm, wind direction, wind speed, recorded from October 12, 2015 to December 13, 2015.

Results of verification

  • Could estimate vessel speed with about a 1.4% allowance, and fuel consumption with an allowance of about 0.8%, based on the above-mentioned method.
  • The following graphs show time-series results of actual measured values of vessel speed and estimated values. Verification confirmed that actual measured values and estimated values are almost the same.

 

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