NYK signs up to Internet of Ships Open Platform

Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has become a core member of an Internet of Ships Open Platform (IoS-OP) consortium to provide common and individual rules to stakeholders concerning the equitable distribution of IoS data. The consortium was launched by ShipDC, a ship data center established by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (Class NK), and is aimed at making maritime better at using such data.

NYK said in a release it considers IoS-OP, an open and common platform framework to share and utilize IoS data across companies, to be a very important infrastructure for the maritime industry to realise greater data-driven innovation.

“As a core member of the consortium, NYK aims to lead data utilization in the maritime industry by addressing environmental challenges such as EEDI regulations and improving safety and economical design through industry innovation,” NYK said in a release.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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