NYK recognized for implementation of advanced navigation support tool
NYK says it has been recognized with a special award from the Japan Institute of Navigation for improving onboard operation through use of J-Marine NeCST, * a ship navigation support tool that was jointly developed by NYK, MTI Co. Ltd., and Japan Radio Co. Ltd. (JRC).
An awards ceremony was held on July 12, 2019, and attended by Tomoyuki Koyama, NYK managing corporate officer; Kazuo Ishizuka, president of MTI; and Kensuke Ohnuma, director and executive officer of JRC.
NYK jointly developed J-Marine NeCST in 2017 to contribute to safe navigation by reducing onboard workloads through the digitalization of know-how and more efficient information-sharing between vessels and land through cloud servers.
In accordance with its “More Than Shipping 2018” medium-term management plan, the NYK Group will continue to promote digitalization for safer operations.
About J-Marine NeCST
A ship navigation support tool that allows users to easily plan routes using the handwriting function of the electronic navigational chart, in addition to managing and sharing operational data using integrated information such as meteorological and hydrographical forecasts.
NYK is one of the world's leading transportation companies. At the end of March 2017, the NYK Group was operating 799 major ocean vessels, as well as fleets of planes and trucks. NYK operates a fleet of 710 vessels, including 63 container / semi-container ships, 401 bulk carriers, 118 car carriers, 85 tankers / LNG carriers and 43 multi-purpose carriers, etc., of a total of 58,7 million dwt. NYK Group employs about 36,000 people worldwide. NYK is based in Tokyo and has regional headquarters in London, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Sao Paulo.