ClassNK grants Innovation Endorsements for Products & Solutions to two innovative initiatives by MOL


Japanese class society ClassNK has granted its Innovation Endorsements for Products & Solutions to two initiatives by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), ‘FOCUS’ and ‘Sustainable Seafaring, Wellness Living’.

FOCUS is an operational data analysis software system developed by MOL that collects and analyses detailed data from ICT-enabled vessels. ClassNK has verified the functions of FOCUS including:
– Vessel performance analysis that integrates abundant operational knowledge and naval architecture method,
– Realisation of sailing with low GHG emission and improvement of effective operation by precise performance analysis,
– Realisation of safe vessel operation with effective support from shore side,
– Utilisation of noon report data by visualisation and improvement of data accuracy,
– Fleet Tour function utilising general arrangement and photographs taken by 360-degree camera.

Sustainable Seafaring, Wellness Living is a concept for seafarers’ living quarters to realize seafarers’ well-being. ClassNK has reviewed the initiatives under this concept with the aim of:
– Improving the basic living environment on board through specifications that contribute to hygiene, privacy, and health, regardless of the type of ship,
– Achieving a more attractive and rewarding environment with specifications for each type of ship that contribute to comfort, convenience, and quality of life, and
– Realising well-being on board by establishing a new public space “IKOI” in the accommodation space.

After conducting verifications on each initiative, ClassNK has issued both certificates to MOL.