Stena Line is running a pilot study using artificial intelligence to reduce the fuel consumption of its ships.
In collaboration with technology company Hitachi, an AI model was developed to predict the most fuel-efficient way to operate a certain vessel on a specific route, supporting the captain and officers on board.
Stena hopes it will help it hit its target to reduce fuel consumption by 2.5 per cent annually.
“The model simulates many different scenarios before suggesting the most optimal route and performance setup,” said Stena Line head of AI Lars Carlsson.
“With the help of AI we are able to consider a number of variables, such as currents, weather conditions, shallow water and speed through water, in various combinations which would be impossible to do manually.”