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Fujitsu builds first maritime big data platform
May 9, 2016 News

Fujitsu has built a maritime big data platform for Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, an international ship classification society also known as ClassNK.

The platform collects and accumulates machinery operational data from moving vessels, such as engine data, as well as marine weather information, as big data.

This enables maritime businesses such as ship operators and shipyards to extract data about vessels under navigation, as needed. This will enable, for example, operations personnel to predict malfunctions using engine operations data, or to achieve more energy-efficient operations using voyage data and marine weather data.

This maritime big data platform, the first shared platform in the maritime industry, will be operated as a data center service by Ship Data Center, a subsidiary of ClassNK established in December 2015.

Fujitsu will support the further effective use of ship data by expanding the functionality of this maritime big data platform, contributing to the further development of the maritime industry.

With the development of broadband communications at sea, it has become possible to collect and monitor navigational information and information from sensors mounted on ship equipment and machinery.

There has also been a focus on new efforts using data, such as energy-efficient operations and malfunction diagnosis.

When these systems are built separately, however, their use is restricted to a few ships and maritime businesses due to the burden of cost and effort, such as data use agreements and strong security measures.

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