Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that it teamed
up with Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., 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
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.
Verification methods: Learned the correlation of each item of
operation data using Fujitsu's unique AI technology and
high-dimensional statistics analysis technology, and established
the technology that estimates vessel performance.
Estimated the ship speed from the data other than the speed and
verified the comparison between that estimated value and actual
operation data, in case to assess allowance of speed. This same
assessment was also applied to fuel consumption.
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.
This project, as a part of the "ISHIN NEXT - MOL SMART SHIP
PROJECT -", assesses the effectiveness of AI technology and aims
to enhance operating safety and reduce environmental impact
through reduction of fuel consumption.
MOL aims to become the corporate group that customers think of
first when they choose a logistics business partner, by drawing
upon AI and ICT technologies to enhance its services.