The world’s first onboard use of digital currency has taken place through the MarCoPay fintech platform, which is operated by NYK and the Philippine-owned Transnational Diversified Group (TDG).
On 10 December 2019, MarCoPay Inc. received a certificate of registration from the central bank of the Philippines named as Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), approving the company to officially operate as an electronic money issuer.
Classification Society ClassNK has concluded a joint research agreement for developing advanced condition-based maintenance (CBM); a new maintenance and management system to be used for the machineries of autonomous ships, as well as to further establish a new classification survey scheme based on CBM.
NYK conducted, what it claims to be, the first autonomous navigation trial for a large commercial ship under the Interim Guidelines for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships by the IMO.
Japanese shipping company NYK welcomed 35 students and their professor from the Netherlands’ Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) on July 30 to examine the group’s initiatives for “Digitalization and Green,” the theme of the company’s medium-term management plan.
Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) partnered with Philippines-based conglomerate Transnational Diversified Group to present an electronic money platform in favour of seafarers, called ‘MarCoPay’, adapting features of Accenture and Citi. The smart platform, located in Manila, is equally owned by NYK and TDG.
On March 18, NYK presented its new initiatives, using AI and big data analysis of the dry-bulk market, at a symposium cosponsored by the Japan Shipping Exchange Inc. and the Japan Society of Logistics and Shipping Economics.
Japanese shipping company NYK has developed a new platform for ship management, aiming to reduce burdens for onboard crew, thus helping them to work comfortably and concentrate on ship operations. The data will be shared with five ship-management companies, overseeing about 260 vessels to realize further safety.
NYK and MTI Co. Ltd. have created an advance alarm system, able to detect anomalies on real-time, that water getting in lubricating oil cause. This alarm has already been installed on Haramachi Maru, aiming to prevent such problems and achieve preventive maintenance for the engine.
On October 18, a testbed was set out for an Internet of Ships Open Platform, while NYK provided an onboard IoT platform that has been developing with MTI Co., and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation. NYK will use the IoS-OP to improve safety and reduce environmental loads.
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