An Ericsson implemented maritime Fleet Safety Management (FSM) solution has helped crews from Taiwanese bulk carrier U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation to navigate away from more than 100 potentially dangerous situations in just four months.
Half of U-Ming's fleet has been equipped with the solution, which was implemented in February. Operational efficiency also increased across the equipped vessels.
In addition to collecting information on the vessels' positions, the digital FSM uses connected machine and satellite technology to transfer data from navigational instruments and engine systems to the operation center in near real time. Collision warnings and piracy threat prediction is enabling U-Ming to manage its fleet with the highest safety standard and reduce additional safety incident expenses.
Jeff Hsu, Executive Vice President, U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation, says: "U-Ming is determined to be a leader in leveraging ICT technology to make fleet management smarter, more efficient, and safer. At U-Ming we take the efficiency of our fleet and the safety of our crew, ships, and cargo extremely seriously. For us it's not just good business it's part of our core values. The ocean can be a dangerous and unpredictable place, so we invested in FSM because we want to provide 'peace of mind' to ourselves, our crew, and our customers. At U-Ming, we have done everything can to minimize risks."
Hakan Cervell, Head of Ericsson Taiwan, says: "We are extending our partnership with U-Ming by helping to digitalize their fleet and take safety to a whole new level. This solution is not only delivering benefits to their business, but also to the crew and the environment."
In the FSM implementation, Ericsson provides transformation consultancy, Digital BSS solutions including a data platform, and systems integrations to U-Ming.
About U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation
U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation (U-Ming) is the biggest bulk carrier in Taiwan and operates 42 vessels. Formerly named Yue Ming Transportation Company, U-Ming was established in 1984 to provide marine transportation of cement, dry commodities and industrial raw materials. U-Ming is part of the Far Eastern Group and is publicly listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. Further information via http://www.uming.com.tw