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NYK's LNG-FUELLED PCTC IS FIRST DIGITAL SMART SHIP

NYK's LNG-FUELLED PCTC IS FIRST DIGITAL SMART SHIP

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 

The NYK-operated 'Sakura Leader', Japan's first LNG-fuelled pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), has been accredited by ClassNK as the world's first Digital Smart Ship (DSS) notation, confirming that the vessel is equipped with advanced digital technology.

The DSS notation was developed with the aim of supporting environmental conservation, safety improvement, and sustainable development at sea by promoting the expansion and development of new technologies. This particular accreditation was for DSS (Energy Efficiency), which applies to the analysis of energy consumption efficiency; DSS (Machinery Monitoring), which applies to engine monitoring, data processing on board, and data transmission to land; and DSS (Connected Ship).

The accreditation confirms that the vessel is making advanced efforts through the use of innovative technology. NKK says that these three notations represent more than just a concept-design recognition; in fact, Sakura Leader is the world’s first accredited ship to engage in actual operations.

The vessel will make maximum use of LNG fuel and demonstrate CO2 emission reduction in operation. Functions related to the DSS notation will be utilised in measurement of emission reduction.

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