Korean duo working on smart ships

South Korea’s Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Samsung Heavy Industries will be working together to develop smart and eco-friendly ships.

According to a statement posted on the HMM website, the two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in August.

As part of the agreement, HMM will use Samsung’s SVESSEL smartship solutions.

HMM said that digitalisation and decarbonisation have ‘become integral factors on the pathway to sustainable growth’ – and it anticipates that the link-up with Samsung will take it to ‘the next level’.

Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor