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Joint Technology Development Project with ClassNK Successfully Completed

NYK and MTI Co. Ltd., an NYK Group company, are pleased to announce the completion of a study on utilizing big data to enhance safe, economical operations through the prevention of vessel machinery plant trouble, a technology development project that the two companies have been working on over the past five years in collaboration with ClassNK.

The study was launched in August 2016 as a joint technology development project with ClassNK for the purpose of reducing vessel machinery plant accidents, especially high-risk accidents that have major societal and cost impacts, by taking advantage of big data in cooperation with shipbuilders, vessel-related manufacturers, and maritime companies. This project had also been selected in 2016 as “Support Projects for R&D in Advanced Safety Technology of Vessels” by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).

Through the study, the below technologies have been developed. Partner companies are indicated in parentheses.

We will utilize the data acquired in this project for new research and development, and actively provide support to manufacturers with a view to commercialization in the future to pursue improvements in ship safety and economy, and to develop a system for future manned autonomous ships.

On February 3, NYK released the NYK Group ESG Story,** which aims to further integrate ESG into the company’s management strategy. To strongly promote ESG management, NYK is encouraging new value creation as a sustainable solution provider by promoting the use of big data and maintaining and providing stable and high-quality logistics.

* Kirari NINJA
A device that can automatically photograph the interior of a vessel engine’s combustion chamber.
It has the following features.
– Capable of taking photographs in all directions
– Alleviation of workload
– Contribution to safe operation and life-cycle cost reduction

** NYK Group ESG Story
A guideline detailing concrete efforts to integrate ESG into management strategies of the NYK Group.
Source: NYK line

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