Japan’s big three begin sharing operational data

‘K’ LINE, Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) and NYK Line have announced that they have begun sharing operational data acquired from monitoring systems installed on their respective container ships, under a programme applying to vessels operated under charter by the Ocean Network Express (ONE) joint venture.

ONE is part owned by all of the three carriers, but with each respective company managing data using different formats ONE had been required to carry out conversion processes to access the operational data it required from various ships.

The new set-up will now see all of the container ships in the programme accumulate and share data based on the Internet of Ships-Open Platform (IoS-OP) framework, operated by Ship Data Center Ltd. (ShipDC). The IoS-OP platform allows for automatic conversion of data using standard tags in line with ISO 19848.

Applying this method to data collection will significantly increase the volume of ship operational data distributed amongst the carriers, the partners said, and will provide a greater pool of data to improve the accuracy of performance monitoring of individual vessels and their machinery.

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