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Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) reports that it has agreed a deal to implement the ‘Optimum Weather Routing System’ developed by Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) across all of the managed vessels in its fleet.

A new collaborative group including Japanese shipyards and the country’s most prominent shipping lines is set to work together on technologies to support autonomous shipping, sharing costs and expertise as they aim to drive the introduction of self-navigating ships by 2025, according to reports in Japan’s Nikkei business newspaper.

Friday, 27 May 2016 08:18

Weather data added to ShipDC

ClassNK’s wholly owned database services subsidiary Ship Data Center (ShipDC) has agreed a deal to add marine weather information from the Japan Weather Association to its data store.

Ship Data Center, a wholly owned subsidiary set up by ClassNK, has officially commenced operations at its Big Data centre, ShipDC.

Friday, 19 February 2016 14:08

MOL launches Big Data trial

Japan-based Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) is to trial a new system  of onboard data gathering and transmission from its operated vessels to the ClassNK-owned Ship Data Center, a new organisation which offers consolidated management of vessel operational data.

Monday, 07 December 2015 16:13

ClassNK creates Ship Data Center

ClassNK has established a new Ship Data Center subsidiary in Tokyo, a wholly owned business that aims to support the utilisation of data gathered from ship operations to drive operational improvement.

Monday, 09 December 2013 16:35

Tokyo deal for MARIS ECDIS

A Tokyo-based ship management company has ordered MARIS ECDIS for its entire vessel fleet, the Norwegian software developer has announced.

Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00

TNKC upgrades full fleet to BASS

BASS has clinched a fleet-wide system upgrade contract to move the ships of K-Line group subsidiary Taiyo Nippon Kisen Co. (TNKC) to the latest version of its software.

A new joint venture to pursue R&D projects on various types of maritime technologies has been established in Japan, featuring a number of the country's shipyards as well as other leading companies in its shipping sector, such as ClassNK and NYK (Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha).

Japan has approved the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office’s (UKHO) range of Admiralty Digital Publications, meaning that the 5,418 vessels under the Japanese flag can now use the official electronic alternatives to Admiralty publications.

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