14 January 2021 – Leading Classification Society ClassNK certified “Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions”, jointly developed by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Group, as its first Innovation Endorsement*1 for Products & Solutions, the Society’s new certification service for innovative technologies.
In July 2020, to promote the spread and development of innovative technologies, the Society launched Innovation Endorsement as the swift certification service in cooperation with technological front runners to establish appropriate evaluation criteria. Among the certification categories, “Products & Solutions” covers digital equipment and software technology installed for use on vessels.
“Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions” is an integrated ship operation and performance management system, jointly developed by “K” LINE and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Group, and its variety of applications with operation data that automatically sent to the shore from vessels are utilized for early detection of abnormalities with live data monitoring, performance analysis to maintain and manage fuel efficiency, and optimum navigation support to maintain safe and economical routing.
Receiving “K” LINE’s application, ClassNK’s experts verified the functions of “Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions” which include operation data collection, ship-shore data communication, data transaction record & alarm, data aggregation for monitoring & analysis, automatic trim chart generation, performance calculation & analysis, and weather routing, and issued the certificate. This marks the first Innovation Endorsement certification for Products & Solutions by ClassNK.
(*1) Related press release: ClassNK launches “Innovation Endorsement” service for certifying innovative technology
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