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ClassNK Moves to Spur Marine Industry Use of Big Data
December 11, 2015 Blog big data

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Tokyo-headquartered classification society ClassNK has established Ship Data Center Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary that aims to support the utilization of the huge amounts of data that can now be gathered from ship operations. It will be headed by ClassNK Executive Vice President Yasushi Nakamura.

Rapid advances in the development of information and communication technologies now make it possible to collect large volumes of data on a diverse range of items related to ship operations. However, the approach to data capture is still very fragmented with similar data being sent to several vendors and analysis still being carried out almost entirely on a ship-by-ship basis.

ClassNK sees opportunities for future application of the Data Center as “infinite.”In addition to optimizing ship operations and improving condition-based monitoring of machinery, the Data Center could also be used to help the industry overcome current and emerging challenges.