The wholly owned subsidiary set up by ClassNK, Ship Data Center Co, has officially started operations of its big data centre, ShipDC, from April 2016.
ClassNK’s Information Technology Department General Manager Takashi Nagatome has been appointed as Representative Director and President of the subsidiary.
Ship Data Center Co was established in December with the aim of providing a secure platform through which ship-related big data can be accumulated and provided to end users.
Speaking on the launch of ShipDC, Nagatome said: “ShipDC has officially begun operations following successful data transfer trials from ship to shore. As of now, voyage data from multiple vessels from Japanese shipping companies is being continuously gathered. Also, the data is being practically applied for hull structure stress monitoring during voyages and for voyage data monitoring by cargo owners.”
ClassNK and Ship Data Center Co aim to facilitate big data application across a range of maritime-related functions to unlock new value for various industry stakeholders.