ClassNK has granted its innovation approval for products and solutions to a cloud service called J-Marine Cloud developed by Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (JRC).
In order to promote the dissemination and development of innovative technologies, ClassNK has offered innovation approval as a rapid certification service in cooperation with technology leaders to establish appropriate evaluation criteria. Among the certification categories, “Products and Solutions” covers equipment and software technology installed for use on ships.
J-Marine Cloud uses a common platform to collect various types of information, including meteorological and oceanographic information and AIS information.
Various data such as voyage data, route plans and status of navigation equipment are also collected on a common platform via the VDR (Voyage Data Recorder) of JRC, J-Marine NeCST and other on-board equipment. This data can be combined to provide advanced vessel management and operational support solutions to shore-based fleet managers. J-Marine Cloud also provides a variety of ship services, such as meteorological and oceanographic information services and optimal route assistance services, to enhance shipboard decision-making capabilities.
ClassNK verified the functions of J-Marine Cloud, 1. The ship’s data communication service between on-board navigation equipment and the cloud, 2. The support service for shore-based ship managers to realize monitoring status and accident analysis with cloud data, 3. The help desk provides crews with means of communication with ship managers ashore and additional information on ship operations, 4. The vessel status notification service via smart devices, 5. The remote maintenance service to maintain the quality of navigation equipment on board via the cloud without visiting engineers and issued a certificate to the company.
ClassNK will continue to promote its endorsement of innovation for vessels, products and solutions and suppliers, and strive to support innovative technologies and initiatives.
(JRC) J-Marine Cloud Receives Innovation Endorsement Certification from ClassNK