How to make an Indian cargo ship more productive
The world’s largest ship-building company is developing a new technology that could make a ship-builder’s work life easier and increase its profits.
India-based Shipbuilders’ Industries (SSI) is developing the ‘Door-to-Door’ (DTD) process, which would allow shipyard staff to work more efficiently from a remote location.
The idea is to provide a more efficient, stress-free and cost-effective way of working on ships.
The process uses the shipyard’s existing facilities and equipment, while also incorporating new technology and processes.
It could be used to ensure more efficient shipyard operations, increase profits and reduce waste.SSI Chief Executive Officer Pankaj Gupta said, “A big part of the reason behind our focus on automation is that we need to focus on the needs of our shipyards and the customers that they have.”SSI employs more than 1,000 people in the UK, Germany, Brazil and India, and is a major supplier to the global shipbuilding industry.
“The technology we are developing is extremely relevant to our needs, and we want to help our customers to build the next generation of world-class ships,” said SSI chief executive officer Anurag Nair.