Japanese shipping major NYK tested the remote navigation of a tugboat, part of the Japanese government’s Sea Trial Project on Remote Control Navigation, which aims to establish necessary requirements for the realization of autonomous ships.
NYK and its group company MTI Co. Ltd. have received approval in principle (AiP) for an autonomous ship framework that is currently being developed under the name of “APExS.”
NYK Group finalised a research agreement to launch a developing condition-based maintenance (CBM) system, a new maintenance and management system to be used for the machineries of ships, while also has begun the verification of the system during the actual ship operation, providing a new way of fixing vessel’s machinery while it’s on operation.
NYK Shipmanagement, an NYK Group company, created the ‘iPlus ECDIS’. This is a digital guidance for the operation of ECDIS. The program aims to assist operators use better the ECDIS over a shorter time by providing guidance regarding 66 ECDIS operations. The platform’s structure is based on the ECDIS checklist provided by the Nautical Institute.
A ship navigation support tool jointly developed by NYK, MTI Co. Ltd., and Japan Radio Co. Ltd. aims to allow users to easily plan routes using the handwriting function of the electronic navigational chart, in addition to managing and sharing operational data using integrated information, such as meteorological and hydrographical forecasts.
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