Example of screen in the enhanced system. Image Credit: MOL
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) today announced that, in an effort to reduce fuel consumption and environmental impacts, it has been jointly developing practical use applications and commercialisation of the "next-generation ship management support system" with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES).
"This initiative will allow enhanced operating support from shore-side systems and personnel," explained MOL, noting that the development will provide the basis for an advanced new system, have upgraded the functionality.
"The two companies are working to reduce environmental impact of vessel operation by preventing problems and reducing the consumption of oil consumption, such as bunker fuel oil, which in turn cuts exhaust emissions."
Upgrades to the system will identify and display abnormal values to prevent problems by visually identifying abnormal values in onboard instruments, enhance display of bunker oil and lubricant consumption, and display an alert list.
This initiative will allow enhanced operating support from shore-side systems and personnel
"MOL and MES will continuously engage in joint development of the new "next-generation ship management support system," while adopting more advanced technologies through open innovation approaches," stated MOL.
The new joint development falls under MOL's technological development project that will reduce the environmental impact of its fleet, the Ishin Next - MOL Smart Ship Project.