NYK takes next step in digitalising shipmanagement

Japanese shipping major Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) yesterday unveiled a new digital platform to take its shipmanagement operations forward.

Called NiBiKi, the platform will take data to shared with five affiliated shipmanagement companies overseeing about 260 NYK vessels.

NiBiKi is a platform that digitalises applications, approval, and operation workflow within the safety management system. By inputting appropriate information in provided forms, crews can correctly apply for approval, and that information can be automatically recorded, thus ensuring appropriate procedures by the crews and slashing much paper filling for ship crew.

The NiBiKi system will help NYK with big data analysis of its fleet operations.

NYK said it will use big data for further safety improvements, and will develop a more comprehensive system that includes crew performance records, such as education and drills completed.

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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