Hyundai Samho delivers world’s first AI-powered bulker

Date: September 5, 2023

By: Daniel G. Teleoaca – Marine Chief Engineer

Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, a subsidiary of Hyundai Heavy Industries, has delivered the world’s first bulker with an artificial intelligence engineer on board. The vessel, named HMM Nuri, is a 180,000 DWT capesize bulk carrier that can transport iron ore, coal, and other dry bulk cargoes. This cutting-edge bulker is equipped with an advanced smart navigation system designed to transform the way large cargo ships operate.

The vessel is equipped with a smart navigation system that can optimize its route, speed, and fuel consumption based on weather and sea conditions. The system uses machine learning algorithms to analyze data from various sensors and cameras installed on the ship. The system can also communicate with the crew and provide recommendations for safe and efficient navigation.

Source and credit: Hellenic Shipping News

The artificial intelligence engineer, named HAI (Hyundai Artificial Intelligence), is a virtual assistant that can interact with the crew through voice and text. HAI can perform various tasks such as monitoring the ship’s status, diagnosing problems, providing solutions, and reporting incidents. HAI can also learn from the crew’s feedback and improve its performance over time.

The delivery of HMM Nuri marks a milestone in the development of autonomous shipping, which aims to reduce human errors, enhance safety, and lower operational costs. Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries plans to apply the smart navigation system and the artificial intelligence engineer to more ships in the future.

Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries is one of the world’s leading shipbuilders, with a portfolio of various types of vessels such as tankers, containerships, LNG carriers, LPG carriers, and offshore plants. The company is also committed to innovation and sustainability in the maritime industry.

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