South Korea’s Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has started working with California-based software company Oracle in order to move its data to the cloud. HMM is working to move its data servers to a cloud-based system by 2020.
HMM and Oracle will also cooperate on applying Internet of Things and blockchain technology to shipping as well. Currently IBM has led the way in partnering liners to explore blockchain possibilities.
HMM partnered last year with Samsung SDS on some trial blockchain shipments. Last August HMM completed its first blockchain adopted pilot voyage with the technology specifically used to focus on reefer shipments. A ship went from Busan to Qingdao at the end of August with blockchain technology deployed for reefer shipment bookings to cargo delivery. Combining the blockchain technology with the Internet of Things (IoT) technology was also tested and reviewed through real-time monitoring and managing of the reefer containers on the vessel.