Taiwan-based marine transportation company U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation ordered end-to-end connected vessel and voyage optimization solutions from communications technology operator Ericsson.
With Ericsson’s Maritime ICT Cloud, U-Ming will be able to collect near-real-time data on vessel location and movement, and to monitor vessel speeds against manually set planned speeds, allowing the company to optimize fuel consumption.
By facilitating real-time information flows, the solution is expected to improve visibility from ship to shore and support process automation. U-Ming expects that this will reduce its costs and deliver efficiencies both internally and for clients and partners.
Additionally, Ericsson will deliver its Connected Vessel offering, which will support ship-to-shore VoIP and email communications for personnel on board vessels.