K LINE had previously stored operation data collected from several vessels equipped with Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions to the Internet of Ships Open Platform (IoS-OP) and has now agreed to expand the sharing for all its owned fleet of about 140 vessels.
Though the development of information and communication technology has made it possible to collect large and various data from ships in operation, approaches for data collection and analysis are still fragmented. For encouraging big data use in the maritime industry, ShipDC is working for the common platform for ship-related data.
This data sharing significantly increases the amount of ship operation data transferred in IoS-OP, and enables IoS-OP members to fully utilise the shared big data to enhance their corporate value, which includes the pursuit of ship safety and economic efficiency, environmental initiatives, and the creation of maritime innovations to strengthen their competitiveness.
Taking this occasion of expanding the data sharing, K LINE decided to upgrade its IoS-OP Consortium membership status to the highest rank of “Platinum” to extend its involvement.