Hyundai Heavy Industries and Accenture together build connected smart ships

Hyundai Heavy Industries and Accenture have joined hands to design a connected smart ship that will enable ship owners to better manage their fleets and achieve potential operational savings through the application of digital technologies.

Ship owners can capture a range of ship voyage information including location, weather and ocean current data, as well as on-board equipment and cargo status data with the help of network of sensors.

The company said ship owners can also monitor their vessel’s status and condition in real-time to make data-driven decisions that support more efficient operations by simply applying real-time analytics.

Hyundai Heavy Industries’ shipbuilding and manufacturing expertise and Accenture’s digital and shipping industry experience together will help in development of connected smart ship.

The new collaboration will deliver a range of real-time services to improve the efficiency of their ships, while simultaneously strengthening Hyundai Heavy Industries’ competitiveness.


Additionally, connected smart ship uses Hyundai Heavy Industries’ on-ship platform and the Accenture Connected Platforms as a Service (CPaaS).

Together the companies will provide administrative and user management services, and device management services.

The collaboration is part of Hyundai Heavy Industries’ plans to expand its business, moving from manufacturing to services.

“Our collaboration with Hyundai Heavy Industries utilizes our digital technology and deep industry experience to enable a traditional ‘products’ company to adapt its business model, taking advantage of digital technologies like analytics,” said Eric Schaeffer, senior managing director, Accenture.

Shilpa Khatri

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