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.
NYK, and its Group companies MTI, Keihin Dock Co, and Japan Marine Science (JMS), have announced their participation in a demonstration project being carried out by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT) to demonstrate remote operation of an unmanned ship.
The NYK Group and its Norwegian maritime IT partner Dualog have entered into a collaboration agreement with the NTT Group (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation), to work together on a proof-of-concept project to create a new shipboard Internet of Things (IoT) platform.
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.
NYK and DNV GL have presented the first results of an ongoing maritime data centre pilot project involving the companies, which collects operational data from NYK vessels on DNV GL’s recently launched Veracity data platform to monitor vessel performance and support condition-based maintenance.
Norwegian maritime technology company Dualog has announced a new strategic partnership with Japanese shipping giant NYK, to work together on research and development of technologies in areas like automation, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data analysis, for use in applications for the maritime market.
Software provider Veson Nautical has announced two new deals with d’Amico Shipping and TATA NYK Shipping to use its Integrated Maritime Operations System (IMOS), along with the Veslink online hub, for their commercial operations.
essDOCS today announced that its electronic bill of lading (eB/L) solution has been used for the first time for a container movement.
ClassNK is commencing the provision of cloud-based archive centre services for NYK Lines and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, with the classification society having reached a preliminary agreement with the two shipping companies regarding the use of the As-built Drawings Storage Service (ADSS).
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