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MOL EXPANDS SHARING OF SHIP OPERATION DATA THROUGH CLASSNK

MOL EXPANDS SHARING OF SHIP OPERATION DATA THROUGH CLASSNK

Monday, March 1, 2021 

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and ClassNK subsidiary company Ship Data Center (ShipDC) have agreed to share the data of about 180 of MOLís ships involved in the Focus Project through IoS Open Platform (IoS-OP), a ship IoT data sharing platform promoted by ShipDC.

MOL has so far stored operation data collected from several vessels to IoS-OP, and has agreed to expand the sharing to about 180 of its operated ships. This data sharing will significantly increase the amount of ship operation data transferred in IoS-OP, and will enable the stakeholders to utilise the data shared in IoS-OP to enhance their corporate value through the pursuit of safety and economic efficiency, environmental initiatives, and the creation of innovations to strengthen international maritime competitiveness.

Yoshikazu Kawagoe, Senior Managing Executive Officer, MOL said: “Representing not only MOL but also IoS-OP Consortium as its chairperson, I am glad to announce the agreement to boost the data use and digital transformation of the maritime industry. Added 180 ships in MOL’s operation, the data available at IoS-OP is expected to reach 500 ships in due course, which offers the unique and practical opportunity to utilise the ship operation data. I am convincing the increase of data volume will bring about the better data-driven solution from IoS-OP.”

MOL’s Fleet Optimal Control Unified System (Focus) Project analyses data collected by more than 10,000 sensors from vessels, engines, cargoes, sea condition and so on at about one-minute intervals. MOL has been developing various applications which support enhanced vessel safety and marine environment protection.

The Internet of Ships Open Platform (IoS-OP) is a universal platform that enables the sharing of ship operation data among shipbuilders, manufacturers, and related service providers without compromising profits. 57 organisations have joined the member association IoS-OP Consortium.  ShipDC operates IoS-OP under supervision of this consortium.

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