First ‘IoS-OP ready’ ship delivered in Japan

A bulk carrier constructed by Shin Kurushima Sanoyas Shipbuilding in Japan has become the first vessel built to incorporate all elements of the IoS-OP (Internet of Ships Open Platform) for collection, distribution and analysis of operational data directly from delivery.

IoS-OP is an open platform originally developed by maritime stakeholders in Japan to enable the sharing of vessel operations data among shipbuilders, manufacturers, and related service providers in a manner that protected the commercial interests of all parties.

This unnamed newbuild vessel, which has now entered service, has begun collecting data on board the ship during voyages and sending it to shore using the Furuno Open Platform (FOP) service. Specifically, FOP collects navigation data from the VDR and engine data from the engine data logger, transferring the data to a cloud infrastructure operated by ShipDC, a ClassNK subsidiary created to act as a data hub for IoS-OP users.

The data stored at the ShipDC data centre has been made available for analysis using NAPA’s Fleet Intelligence performance monitoring, reporting, analysis, and optimisation system under the specific data sharing parameters agreed to by IoS-OP participants.

Analysis results are also shared with Shin Kurushima Sanoyas Shipbuilding in line with those common rules, allowing the shipyard to monitor the performance of the ship in service.

The vessel has been equipped with a range of specific energy-saving systems developed by the shipyard, with IoS-OP providing data to monitor the effectiveness of these functions in actual operations by the parties involved, so that it can be applied to further optimisation of the vessel.

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