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CLASSNK ISSUES FIRST INNOVATION ENDORSEMENT CERTIFICATION

CLASSNK ISSUES FIRST INNOVATION ENDORSEMENT CERTIFICATION

Thursday, January 14, 2021 

ClassNK certified has certified 'Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions, jointly developed by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Group, the first Innovation Endorsement 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 a 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, automatically sent to the shore from vessels, is utilised 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 and alarm, data aggregation for monitoring and analysis, automatic trim chart generation, performance calculation and analysis, and weather routing, and issued the certificate. This marks the first Innovation Endorsement certification for Products & Solutions by ClassNK.

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