NYK to Expand the Number of Ships Sharing Data via ShipDC’s IoS-OP

17 December 2020 – Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Ship Data Center Co., Ltd. (ShipDC) have agreed to use the latter’s IoS-OP* to share data received from all NYK-operated vessels equipped with SIMS,** expanding the total to about 200 NYK vessels.

Up until now, NYK had used ShipDC’s IoS-OP to share shipping data from some vessels equipped with SIMS, but the new agreement expands the data-sharing to all SIMS-equipped vessels within the NYK fleet.

This agreement will dramatically increase the amount of data being transferred via the IoS-OP and makes it possible to increase corporate value by utilizing the data for ship safety, economic pursuits, environmental efforts, and innovation within the shipping industry to enhance international competitiveness.


From left,
ClassNK President & CEO Hiroaki Sakashita, NYK Line Executive officer Taizo Yoshida, ShipDC President Yasuhiro Ikeda, NYK Line Executive officer Hideki Suzuki.


* Internet of Ships Open Platform (IoS-OP)
A universal platform that enables the sharing of vessel operational data among shipbuilders, manufacturers, and related service providers without compromising profits of data providers.

** SIMS (Ship Information Management System)
A system developed by the NYK Group for timely sharing of detailed ship data such as operation status, fuel efficiency, and plant status between ships and shore.

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha
Head office: Tokyo, Japan
President: Hitoshi Nagasawa
Website: http://www.nyk.com/english/

Ship Data Center Co., Ltd.
Head office: Tokyo, Japan
President: Yasuhiro Ikeda
Website: https://www.shipdatacenter.com/en/index.html


For more information on this topic please contact:

Ship Data Center Co., Ltd.
E-mail: contact@shipdatacenter.com
Phone: +81-3-5226-2261