NAPA Contributes to Ship Data Center’s IoS Open Platform

NAPA has become the first service provider for ClassNK-owned Ship Data Center’s Internet of Ships Open Platform (ShipDC IoS-OP). NAPA will provide ship performance analytics and voyage optimization capabilities for this universal platform developed to share vessel operational data between stakeholders.

The aim of the ShipDC IoS-OP is to create a new, digital maritime cluster by securely minimizing the costs of data ownership and portability for owners and operators, while allowing yards and manufacturers to access the rich data necessary for far-reaching innovation and research.

NAPA can fuse big data and hydrodynamics expertise to create powerful performance optimization tools. NAPA can deliver powerful analysis for any shipping stakeholder, regardless of the type of data available–whether as simple as noon reports, or as complex as data drawn from a vessel’s AIS. 

Based on principles of co-existence and competition, IoS-OP brings together many different companies throughout the industry, from shipping companies to shipbuilders and equipment and services suppliers. Service users of the platform will be able to use NAPA’s expertise to analyze vessel and voyage performance with a high level of accuracy, either to reduce emissions and increase profitability or to research and validate new technologies.

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