Jan 22, 2017
In its 2016 “Visions of Future Shipping” paper
proposed ideas that could change the way
that shipping companies operate in the future. One of the most novel ideas was ships traveling in convoy.
Researchers at MIT
explain that “like birds and fighter jets flying in formation, or bikers
and race car drivers drafting in packs, vehicles experience less aerodynamic drag when they drive close together.”
For the 2017 Ports and Logistics Hackathon
, we set about to take create a platform for helping
ships to form convoys for 10 - 20% in improved fuel efficiency.