NYK and Furuno Collaborate on Smart Fleet Project

By MarEx 2014-09-15 19:36:00

NYK, Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI), Furuno and Kawasaki Technology are cooperatively working on the Smart Fleet Operation Project, a five year project expected to be completed in 2017. With a budget of approximately $6m, the project aims to reduce fuel consumption on NYK vessels by 10 percent. It is supported by the Japanese government and ClassNK.

Work items for the project include:
1. Optimum fleet operation system
2. Integrated vessel monitoring system
3. Data analytics of vessel performance in service
4. Data analytics of ship motion in weather
5. Business process innovation

Weather routing will include post voyage analysis and feedback to evaluate energy efficiency and aging analysis to evaluate hull/propeller/engine performance degradation. 

Furuno is supplying its voyage data architecture Furuno Open Platform (FOP) which consists of an onboard module that collects data such as VDR output and engine and fuel consumption data and transmits it to shore.

NYK has selected FOP as the base of its fleet management system. The company sees Furuno as a partner for developing and maintaining its fleet management system for safety, energy efficiency and to optimize its business.

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