NYK and JMU Plan Big Data Research on 14,000 TEU Boxships
Japanese shipping company Nippon Tussen Kaisha (NYK), the Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI) and Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) have agreed on conducting a joint research on a series of 14,000 TEU boxships, including the new NYK Blue Jay.
Specifically, NYK has been given permission to provide technological advice to JMU from the shipbuilding stage by accumulating and analyzing operational Big Data from the vessel and sending the results back to JMU.
According to the shipping company, NYK’s staff has been able to use Ship Information Management System 2 (SIMS2) developed by the MTI to utilize various onboard data monitored by both onboard crew and land-based operation staff. Under the project, Big Data acquired in the future research project will be accumulated at a ship data center established by ClassNK in December 2015.
NYK and JMU defined the objectives of the joint research and they include the contribution to energy savings by analyzing propulsion performance, pursuit of safety by monitoring hull stress and prevention of serious engine plant accidents.
Benefits of Big Data utilization can be seen in reducing repair costs and time-loss due to engine troubles, and in proposing optimal vessel types by combining port and cargo information.