Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. along with the Ship Data Center (ShipDC) have agreed to share the data of about 180 MOL’s ships in operation under the ship IoT data sharing platform known as “IoS Open Platform”.
Under their collaboration, partners goal to boost the safety of ships, while offer contribution to the environment, and economic rationality through the data utilization.
As explained, collaborators aim to enhance the acceleration of the collection, distribution, and utilization of data in the maritime industry with IoS-OP at the core.
In light of the situation, MOL had so far stored operation data collected from several vessels to IoS-OP, and has agreed to expand the sharing to about 180 ships in operation.
This data sharing will significantly increase the amount of ship operation data transferred in IoS-OP, and will enable the stakeholders to utilize the data shared in IoS-OP to enhance their corporate value through the pursuit of ship safety and economic efficiency, environmental initiatives, and the creation of innovations in the maritime industry to strengthen international competitiveness.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. 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 utilize the ship operation data. I am convincing the increase of data volume will bring about the better data-driven solution from IoS-OP.”
To remind, the IoS Open Platform is a universal platform that enables the sharing of ship operation data among shipbuilders, manufacturers, and related service providers without compromising profits of data providers.
Concluding, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K Line) recently shake hands with Ship Data Center (ShipDC) in order to share operational data of the entire K Line fleet installed with Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions under the IoS-OP data sharing platform.