Autonomous shipping industry alliance ONE SEA has added machine learning company Awake.AI to its membership group, to join maritime stakeholders including ABB, Cargotec, Inmarsat, Kongsberg Maritime, MTI and Wärtsilä.
Awake.AI is aiming to create a new platform, incorporating machine learning models, that supports transparent data sharing between ships, ports and other actors in the maritime logistics chain.
This ‘virtual infrastructure’ will be necessary if ports are to handle autonomous ships successfully from pre-arrival, through cargo operations and to onward departure, notes the Finnish start-up.
“Today’s data silos result from legacy systems developed when interoperability wasn’t a pressing need,” said Awake.AI CEO, Karno Tenovuo.
“Moving forward, the more information is shared, the greater are the opportunities to automate. Our task is to develop the digital handshakes (APIs) between different supply-chain actors, freeing data to enable smarter ships and ensure their acceptance by smart ports.”
“Already, we are having conversations with ONE SEA stakeholders from across the ecosystem to work through strategies to create standards and pathways that will facilitate autonomous shipping.”