[Watch] MOL & MELTIN Sign MoU on Use of Robots in Shipping



  • MOL and MELTIN MMI Co., Ltd. sign MoU for installation of remotely controlled robots in ocean shipping operations, including vessels, associated businesses, and offshore businesses.
  • The objective of the MoU is a joint study by MOL and MELTIN to introduce a MELTIN’s remote-control robotic technology for adoption in MOL’s ocean shipping-related operations.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and MELTIN MMI Co. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the use of remotely controlled robots across ocean shipping operations, including onboard vessels and in offshore activities, reads a press release from MOL.

Robotic technology in shipping

Under the scope of the MoU the companies will work on a joint study to introduce MELTIN’s remote-control robotic technology into MOL’s ocean shipping-related operations.

The technology is being developed with the assumption that it will be used in dangerous areas, time time-consuming work, or in extremely high and low-temperature environments.

The companies say they will push for more discussion and action to study different vessel types and routes for the introduction of remotely controlled robots and associated technologies, with an eye toward not only determining the feasibility of introduction and the level of onboard telecommunication technology required at sea, but also implementing Proof of Concept (PoC).

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Source: MOL


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