In May 2019, MOL released the "Fleet Viewer" ship management tool, to provide real-time, shore-side monitoring of vessels while underway and maintain safety, but also to allow an immediate response to problems.

"Fleet Performance" will make detailed assessments of vessels' environmental impact and comparative performance, in real time, by visualizing their performance during operation, with the aim of improving performance and ensuring safe operation.

"Fleet Performance" will use vessels' sensor data collected at intervals of several minutes, and analyze it using Mitsui E & S Shipbuilding's know-how.

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This makes it possible to understand better the fleet's in-service performance, while also considering day-to-day sea conditions like wind, wave and current. In addition, the application analyzes the fleet's impact on the environment, allowing for the development of effective maintenance plans, such as cleaning at appropriate times, by determining the degree of fouling on hull surfaces and propellers.

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It also facilitates performance comparisons with other ships and verification of the effectiveness of energy-saving equipment by presenting a more accurate picture of fleet performance after cancelling out the effects of waves and wind while underway.

What is more, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) is cooperating will MOL to develop new technologies, reducing the environmental affects of the Floating Storage and Regasification Unitis (FSRU).

Through their new technology development named "Cryo-Powered Regas", both sides goal to enhance the utilization of the LNG cold energy, which is used to be disposed, as power generation energy through the adoption of the Organic Rankine Cycle in the regasification process of FSRU.