Specifically, Business Korea reports that Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering inked a smart ship developing agreement with Hyundai LNG Shipping in line with its plans to develop a smart LNG carrier into operation in the first half of this year.

According to reports, the vessel will collect navigation data on the carrier in order to establish a real-time remote monitoring system. In addition, the collected data will be analyzed and will play a major part to improve fuel efficiency, safe navigation and equipment repair and maintenance.


Also, DSME implemented its smart solutions to seven 23,000 TEU container ships Hyundai Merchant Marine ordered in 2018. The ships will be delivered in the second quarter of this year and later.

Similarly, Hyundai Heavy Industries reported that it has developed a ship operation system, using artificial intelligence to decrease fuel expenses, by retrofitting its generator-engine model with advanced information and communication technologies.

Concluding, following the 'smart' footsteps, the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in collaboration with the telecommunications operator SK Telecom (SKT) came together for the development and verification of a 5-G based autonomous and remote control navigation test platform, with the use of a test ship.