MOL and Bearing expand partnership to develop AI-powered smart routing engine

Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced that it has expanded its collaboration with Silicon Valley-based AI technology startup Bearing to develop a range of products including an AI-powered smart routing engine through various trials and intensive discussion concerning ship modeling.

According to MOL, the routing engine automatically analyzes multiple potential routes for a given voyage and recommends prudent, efficient routing through use of optimal main engine output and propeller RPM profiles.

The two companies started their partnership in 2019 with the goal of improving shipping efficiencies within the maritime industry.

“MOL, at its highest organizational levels, continuously monitors the condition of our fleet to ensure optimum operational efficiency and prudent safe navigation by combining the technologies of Bearing as well as other existing and new solutions. MOL accepts its social obligation to take innovative steps to help solve environmental issues such as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, air pollution and biodiversity impediments,” MOL said in a release.

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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