The IoS-OP consortium was launched in June 2018 by ShipDC, a ship data center that aims to establish a platform to use data collected from vessel operation.

When carrying out the test by satellite for transmitted and received data between onboard data-collecting equipment and equipment onshore, many limitations exist. A testbed for IoS-OP aims to solve this.

NYK had previously worked to gather operation data from 2008, and managed to reduce fuel consumption and detect engine failure at an early stage.

What is more, NYK has also cooperated with NTT Group to develop an onboard IoT platform by adding a new system that enables the remote distribution and management of onboard applications from land offices.

NYK will now use the IoS-OP to improve safety and reduce environmental loads.