‘K’ Line to partner with NAVTOR on global fleet support system

Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (‘K’ Line) has agreed a new partnership with NAVTOR to incorporate its NavFleet technology into the development of a new global fleet monitoring and support system.

Once operational, the facility is expected to support improved safety, efficiency and sustainability of ‘K’ Line’s in-house managed fleet, connecting vessels, crews and onshore teams on a central platform for real-time monitoring.

“We have very good experience of working with the team at NAVTOR, who have delivered our navigational chart management services for more than eight years,” said Captain Kiyotaka Aya, ‘K’ Line Senior Managing Executive Officer.

“We are confident that NavFleet will become vital in developing ‘K’ Line’s global fleet management and monitoring support systems, enhancing our safety and quality management. We are truly delighted to be partners with NAVTOR and expect to develop continually improving safety and quality together.”

NavFleet, launched in 2021, provides monitoring of vessel position, weather and route information through automatic data communication between vessels and shore via the cloud, alerting users to potential navigational risks to prevent accidents.

“NavFleet builds a bridge between ships and shore,” said Tor Svanes, CEO of NAVTOR.

“Functioning as a single, integrated platform, it shares the data necessary to build complete situational awareness of vessel operations; allowing for smarter, safer and more informed decision making.”

“Working together with ‘K’ Line we can help them understand and act upon a constant stream of high-quality data, allowing them to address pain-points – on individual ships and across their entire, diverse fleet – and achieve the high standards they, and their business stakeholders, desire.”

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