The J-Marine Cloud service developed by Japan Radio Co (JRC) has been granted Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions certification by classification society ClassNK, as part of its evaluation service for equipment and software technology to be installed on vessels.
J-Marine Cloud provides a centralised platform to collect various types of information useful for vessel operations, including meteorological and oceanographic data and AIS information.
Voyage data, route plans, and navigational equipment status can be collected via JRC’s VDR (Voyage Data Recorder), J-Marine NeCST, and other shipboard equipment, before being combined to provide operational support data for onshore fleet managers.
ClassNK has verified various functions of J-Marine Cloud, including the data communication service between shipboard navigation equipment and the cloud, as well as the support service for onshore ship managers to access status monitoring and accident analysis.
Other capabilities assessed for certification include status notification services via smart devices and remote maintenance support for shipboard navigation equipment via the cloud.