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Fujitsu Aids Maritime Industry with its New Big Data Platform

Friday, May 20, 2016

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TOKYO, JP: Fujitsu announces a big-data platform for Nippon Kaiji Kyokai –a ship classification society known as ClassNK. This platform will allow ship operators and shipyards to work efficiently and predict for any malfunctioning.

The platform will take into account data on engines as well as weather information, enabling large maritime business such as ship operators and ship yards to extract data about ships under navigation.  Operations personnel will then be able to predict malfunctions using engine operations data or to achieve more energy-efficient operation using voyage and weather data.

This maritime big data platform, the first shared platform in the maritime industry, will be operated as a data center service by Ship Data Center, a subsidiary of ClassNK. Fujitsu will support the further effective use of ship data by expanding the functionality of this maritime big data platform, contributing to the further development of the maritime industry.

With the development of broadband communications at sea, it has become possible to collect and monitor navigational information and information from sensors mounted on ship equipment and machinery.

System Specification for the platform

The Ship Data Center aggregates and stores navigational information sent from individual ships, such as from a VDR (Voyage Data Recorder), operational and measurement information for engines and all manner of ship-mounted equipment (machinery data), and worldwide marine weather information. There has also been a focus on new efforts using data, such as energy-efficient operations and malfunction diagnosis.

Ship data is collected, stored, and transmitted through the internet, the ship data center features security functionality, such as data virus checking and user authentication.

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