The Vodafone Ukraine mobile telecommunications operator has signed a memorandum with the Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company on the provision of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in the area of cross-border river transport, the CFTS portal reports, citing the Interfax Ukraine news agency.

In particular, the company will introduce online monitoring of the movement of ships, provide communication facilities on the territory of Ukraine and abroad, and track the content of cargoes.

"We also agreed to use the capabilities of Big Data analytics for subsequent creation of systems for predicting efficiency and preventing losses. We hope that cooperation with UDP will be successful and become an example of how digital technologies can be used to increase the success of an enterprise," Vodafone Ukraine’s Deputy General Director Andrii Bolshakov said during the signing of the document.

As the CFTS portal reported earlier, artificial intelligence will predict ship collisions in Japan. Tested in Tokyo Bay, the technology can anticipate potential collisions and determine which areas are at higher risk of collisions. In August this year, an Israeli shipping company developed a system for identifying incorrectly declared cargo. The system uses artificial intelligence to scan declarations and detect potentially inaccurate cargo declarations at an early stage.