The shipping industry is in a hunker-down period and all experts predict that the recovery will come till 2020. As for now, it is the good timing for the whole industry to think what all industry can do more to survive in this cold market and wait for the recovery of the shipping market.
The Wisdom Marine Group observed the trend of automation of other industries such as automobile cars and unmanned flying vehicles. There even are automated ports and docks which are working now at Europe. It seems that mankind always wanted a more easy way to do things so that the activities are safer or more efficient. Since no shipping company in Asia has developed the technique and launched autonomous vessels, Wisdom Marine Group think it’s time for us to cooperate with Rolls-Ryce, a pioneer of the development of remote controlled and autonomous ships, and Imabari Shipyard, the best shipyard with high quality and capacity, to build autonomous vessels in order to cater to the trend and be the first mover in the market.
The project is called Smart Wisdom and Wisdom Marine Group will cooperate with party mentioned above to build intelligent vessel. The main goal of the project is to change the world of shipping industry with brand new autonomous vessels.
There are some main features as bellow: The vessel will receive and collect daily data of weather, sea condition and bunker quantity onboard so that it will be able to plan most efficient sailing route and revise the route immediately once the vessel observe any change or risk of surrounding sea condition. When carrying out cargo operation, the vessel computer will calculate cargo quantity loaded in each hold to avoid cargo loss.
1. (2015~ 2020). Shipping Industry Prediction: http://www.reportlinker.com/market-report/Logistics-And-Freight/10878/Shipping?utm_source=adwords1&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Transportation&utm_adgroup=Shipping_Industry_Reports&gclid=CNvv_bbft9QCFQ8GKgody8oCcQ 2. Technology for Autonomous Vessels: file:///C:/Users/AWNER/Desktop/rr-ship-intel-aawa-8pg.pdf 3. Regulations regarding Autonomous Vessels: file:///C:/Users/AWNER/Desktop/rr-ship-intel-aawa-8pg.pdf 4. Numbers of Sea Incident: https://www.bimco.org/ 5. Advantage of Autonomous Vessels: http://spectrum.ieee.org/transportation/marine/forget-autonomous-cars-autonomous-ships-are-almost-here 6. Blueprint of X-Bridge and Autonomous Vessels: http://www.rolls-royce.com/~/media/Files/R/Rolls-Royce/documents/customers/marine/ship-intel/rr-ship-intel-aawa-8pg.pdf