CMA CGM teams up with Shone to develop AI onboard ships

France’s CMA CGM Group has announced its collaboration with Shone, a San Francisco-based startup that is specializing in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for maritime transportation.

The collaboration enables Shone to access CMA CGM vessels to collect data for analysis and to finalise the development of AI systems on board containerships

The two parties believe the innovation will facilitate the work of crews on board, whether in decision support, maritime safety or piloting assistance. Additionally, Shone will fuse data from multiple sensors including radar, camera, AIS, in order to increase detection accuracy, thus preventing potential collisions.

“This collaboration is fully in line with the group’s strategy of innovation at the service of digital transformation implemented by Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of the CMA CGM Group,” CMA CGM said in a release.

In October last year, CMA CGM revealed plans to create a start-up incubator in the group’s Marseille base to attract tech talent from around the world.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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