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NYK joins Class NK-led ship data open platform

Japan’s NYK, part of Ocean Network Express (ONE), has become a core member of an Internet of Ships Open Platform (IoS-OP) consortium to provide common and individual rules to stakeholders on the equitable distribution of IoS data. The consortium was launched by ShipDC, a ship data centre established by Class NK, and will help NYK improve its corporate values and lead the maritime industry by better using such data.

In line with the trends of increasing adoption of Information and communication technologies such as IoT, big data, and AI (artificial intelligence), NYK has strived to solve problems by crafting creative solutions and collecting and utilizing data through devices such as ship information management systems, NYK said in a press release. This has resulted in fuel consumption reduction and improvements in early detection of engine trouble.

The company’s recently released medium-term management plan “Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green” emphasizes efforts to create new value by making use of the latest digital technology, such as autonomous operation technology and condition-based maintenance.

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NYK believes IoS-OP, an open and common platform framework to share and utilize IoS data across companies, will form key infrastructure for the maritime industry to realize additional data-driven innovation.

As a core member of the consortium, NYK aims to lead data utilization in the maritime industry by addressing environmental challenges such as EEDI regulations and improving safety and economical design through industry innovation.

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