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.