NYK Line has announced plans to extend the number of ships sharing data via the Ship Data Center (ShipDC) Internet of Ships Open Platform (IoS-OP), to a total of approximately 200 NYK vessels.
Following the new agreement, all ships equipped with NYK’s own in-house developed SIMS (Ship Information Management System) technology will be connected to the IoS-OP platform.
SIMS was developed in 2008 to allow the NYK Group to share data between sea and shore in real time, including detailed hourly updates on shipping operations and data related to fuel consumption.
The data collected over time has been used to optimise vessel operations and fuel consumption based on improved information-sharing among crew members, shipowners, ship operators, and ship managers.
IoS-OP was first launched in May 2018 by a consortium of 46 Japanese maritime organisations as a set of open standards for maritime industry actors. IoS-OP users can collect and store data at ShipDC, a non-profit subsidiary of ClassNK, which ShipDC makes accessible to application providers under common rules agreed by all system stakeholders.