The newly-launched Fleet Control Centre provides an integrated platform for vessel-to-shore data, while its real-time monitoring system offers plenty of information with full visibility including vessel performance, locations, fuel consumption, ocean weather and cargo information etc.

The vessels also can benefit from a remote control system which supports a wide range of vessel operations including inspection and repair works on the machinery on ships.

In addition, each vessel is encouraged to identify and react to an unexpected threat or obstacle both onboard and around the ship by sharing information with the Fleet Control Centre in a timely manner, the company said.

HMM will continue to analyse the operational efficiency and explore the commercial viability of autonomous ships based on big data collected from the centre.

Digital capabilities have become a key element in securing a competitive edge. We will accelerate efforts to enhance operational excellence and efficiency in our fleet management. We will also gradually apply the smart ship solutions not only to our newbuilds but also to the other ships already in operation,

...said Jae-hoon Bae, President & CEO of HMM.

HMM has completed the delivery of its twelve 24,000 TEU containerships in September 2020, while eight 16,000 TEU vessels will be included in its fleet in the second quarter of 2021.