NAPA announced as first service provider for Ship Data Center’s IoS Open Platform
NAPA will provide performance analytics and voyage optimization expertise via platform
Helsinki, 22 May 2019 – NAPA the leading provider of maritime software, services and data analysis, today announced that it has become the first service provider for ClassNK-owned Ship Data Center’s Internet of Ships Open Platform (ShipDC IoS-OP). NAPA will provide ship performance analytics and voyage optimization capabilities for this universal platform developed to share vessel operational data between stakeholders.
The aim of the ShipDC IoS-OP is to create a new, digital maritime cluster by securely minimizing the costs of data ownership and portability for owners and operators, while allowing yards and manufacturers to access the rich data necessary for far-reaching innovation and research.
This goal aligns closely with NAPA’s proven ability to combine big data and hydrodynamics expertise to create powerful performance optimization tools. Bringing together these two domains means that NAPA can deliver powerful analysis for any shipping stakeholder, regardless of the type of data available – whether as simple as noon reports, or as complex as data drawn from a vessel’s Automatic Identification System (AIS).
Based on principles of co-existence and competition, IoS-OP brings together many different companies throughout the industry, from shipping companies to ship builders and equipment and services suppliers. Service users of the platform will be able to use NAPA’s expertise to analyze vessel and voyage performance with a high level of accuracy, either to reduce emissions and increase profitability or to research and validate new technologies.
Naoki Mizutani, Managing Director, NAPA Japan said:
“Collecting data on its own doesn’t add value unless you can turn it into insight. At NAPA, we can build on more than 30 years of naval architectural expertise and combine that knowledge with the latest big data tools to find answers to the questions the industry needs answering. How are we going to dramatically reduce emissions and stay profitable? How can we keep making ships that perform better, and safer?
“To answer these questions collaboration is key. Being able to draw on data from the whole IoS-OP consortium means we can get better results, and maximize the benefit we provide to the whole community.”
Yasuhiro Ikeda, President, Ship Data Center said:
“NAPA is renown in the industry for their expertise in naval architecture, hydrodynamics and big data. They are suited to provide performance analytics and voyage optimization services to the IoS-OP community, and we are delighted to welcome them on board as its first service provider. By having a service provider like NAPA join the IoS-OP, it will be possible to visualize the benefits of utilizing big data. This will lead more players to join the initiative and form a strong platform.”
NAPA works with several data platforms in order to maximize the value of its analytics services. In April this year, NAPA became the first certified application provider for Inmarsat’s IoT service, Fleet Data.
In its 30 years of operation, NAPA has become a global leader in software, services and data analysis for the maritime industry; providing best in class data-led solutions for safety, efficiency and productivity in both ship design and operations.
NAPA operates globally, with 11 offices across Asia, Europe and the Americas supported by its Helsinki headquarters. To date, NAPA has 420 user organizations for its design solutions and over 2,500 installations onboard vessels. For more information, visit www.napa.fi
About Ship Data Center
Founded in 2015, Ship Data Center Co., Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of international classification society ClassNK (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai). Established to provide a focus for the rising volumes of IoT data generated by vessels, its role has quickly blossomed while orchestrating plans for industry players to access and use data in a safe and secure manner.
Its combination of the IoS-OP Common Rules and the ShipDC system infrastructure as a data center provides the basis for neutral data governance, where each player is free to develop competitive services separately through data driven innovation. For more information, visit www.shipdatacenter.com/en
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