Taiwanese container line Yang Ming has opted for Sperry Marine’s VisionMaster Net for digital navigation on a series of 10 feedership newbuildings.
The series of ten 2,800 teu ships being built at CSBC Shipyard in Kaohsiung with the first sea trials scheduled for early 2020.
The selection VisionMaster Net will allow for standardisation across the fleet of ships and will be able to securely share data provided from the navigation systems to different locations on the ship and to operations centres ashore, for analysis and support.
“We are very happy to be working with Sperry Marine on our next generation of container feeder ships which are designed around big data and will be the most connected vessels we have built to date,” says Jackie Ho, chief marine technology officer, Yang Ming Transport Corp.
“By combining a new level of navigation technology with the reliability of Sperry’s global service network, we can build a platform for digital navigation that will contribute to safety and efficiency.”
David Watts, regional business development director, Asia-Pacific at Sperry Marine, comments, “As a global shipping company, Yang Ming are also very keen to continue their close relationship with the Sperry Marine’s global service network, with the option to use remote diagnostics when needed.”
VisionMaster Net recently won the Seatrade Digital Technology award at the Seatrade Awards.