Digitalisation is steering the shipping industry in a new direction, some comforted by the increasing opportunities that it offers and others wary of the uncertainty that comes with it. One country embracing the waves of digitalisation is Japan. Here are five ways Japanese companies are using digital technology to deliver more efficient and safer shipping operations.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), in collaboration with Japan Radio Co (JRC) and JSAT MOBILE Communications, reports that it has successfully tested a new system to share shipboard data contained in the Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) with shore based offices, connecting the ship with shore via Inmarsat Fleet Xpress.
Wärtsilä has signed a ten-year maintenance agreement with MOL LNG Transport Europe, an affiliate of the Japanese MOL Group, to cover online remote support and all scheduled engine maintenance activities for two LNG carriers.
NSSLGlobal has announced a deal with MOL LNG Transport (Europe), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MOL (Mitsui O.S.K. Lines), which will see the satellite provider replace the legacy VSAT systems on board MOL LNG’s fleet of 15 liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.
MOL Marine Consulting (MOLMC) has announced an upgrade to one of its two owned simulators.
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