Stena Line has partnered with Hitachi Europe to implement artificial intelligence technology (AI) to reduce fuel consumption costs, which will become an important tool in the company’s efforts to minimise environmental impact.
The partnership will see a team of Hitachi experts from across its business units review the existing digital architecture in close collaboration with Stena Line, and advise the ferry company.
Hitachi said by leveraging cutting-edge AI technologies, it will be able to identify the key factors causing high fuel consumption and, critically, advise how to make operations more efficient.
Hitachi Global Digital Holdings Corporation chief executive officer Hicham Abdessamad said “Digitalisation plays a key role in helping industries such as shipping optimise their operations for both financial performance and environmental impact. We are engaged with Stena Line on a number of strategic co-creation initiatives and we see this as an important next step in providing digital expertise to help them achieve positive business and societal outcomes.”
Stena Line head of digital strategy Rune Kleiberg said “With a structured approach and by taking continuous initiatives, the aim is for Stena Line to become a leader in sustainable shipping. We are pleased to have Hitachi on board to help us in our cognitive journey to improve fleet operation across ship and shore, providing new capabilities for safer and more sustainable ferry journeys, as well as helping improve operational efficiencies and overall vessel performance.”