CMA CGM and Shone win SHIPPINGInsight award
The prestigious SHIPPINGInsight Award for 2018 was presented recently to CMA CGM Group and Shone Automation for an artificial intelligence pilot program for bridge operations at the 7th Fleet Optimisation & Innovation Conference in Stamford, Connecticut.
The award is presented annually to honour a shipping company and its technology partners for the successful implementation of an innovative initiative that advances the state of the art in ship and fleet optimisation.
CMA CGM and Shone collaborated to create and deploy a system to improve situational awareness, streamline bridge operations and enhance the safety of navigation. The system fuses data from bridge navigation sensors and installed cameras and employs advanced artificial intelligence (AI) techniques taking into account the COLGREG rules to give bridge watchstanders an important decision-making support tool for piloting and collision avoidance.
“The pilot program validated the feasibility and value of retrofitting existing ships with technology to provide assistance to the navigation crew,” said Shone co-founder Clement Renault. “Artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques have been used to perform object detection in real time and augment the information already available from standard sensors such as AIS and radar.”
“Shone and CMA CGM are to be commended for their unique achievement in this pilot program, which brings innovative technologies from self-driving cars and drones to shipping,” said Carleen Lyden Walker, SHIPPINGInsight conference director and chief innovation officer. “This is a great example of what SHIPPINGInsight conferences are all about – bringing together shipping companies and technology developers to create innovative solutions to the challenges facing the industry today and in the future.”
The award winners each received a binnacled captain’s clock in a polished wooden case as well as framed certificates.