March 31, 2022
On March 29, NYK was recognized by ClassNK with its highest Class S* rating on its Innovation Endorsement Provider (hereafter, “IE”) certification, which confirms the innovative initiatives of a business. NYK has been highly rated for the NYK Remote Diagnostic Center (RDC),** which is a facility in the Philippines for remote diagnosis and condition monitoring of engine plants, in addition to the corporate organizational structure . NYK is the first company/organization to receive Class S IE Supplier Certification since this system was introduced by ClassNK in 2020.
From the left, Hiroaki Sakashita, President and CEO of Class NK; Tomoyuki Koyama, NYK General Manager
* Face masks were removed immediately prior to the photo.
In addition to ISO 56002*** compliant operating procedures, the ground floor monitoring system and high accuracy remote diagnostics have been highly rated. RDC uses advanced ship management methods such as an anomaly detection system that uses AI to remotely and continuously monitor and diagnose the engine factories of approximately 200 SIMS-equipped ships.****
At the center, an expert marine engineer with specialist knowledge of the engine plant reviews the AI detection results, and if it is determined that repairs, inspections, etc. are required, various data and the cause of the anomaly are estimated and promptly disseminated to the ship and the ship’s management company to encourage prompt action on board the ship.
As part of the Expert-in-the-Loop concept, which provides more accurate information to the site, humans (experts) perform assessments that cannot be made solely on the basis of AI detection results for the prevention of serious accidents on ships.
NYK will encourage further research and development and dissemination with the goal of standardizing advanced ship management methods within the industry. In the future, NYK aims to develop the center into a “control center responsible for the remote monitoring and control of fully autonomous vessels”.
On February 3, 2021, NYK released the NYK Group ESG Story, which aims to further integrate ESG into the company’s management strategy and promote activities that contribute to the achievement of the SDGs through business activities . On March 24, 2022, NYK announced the NYK Group ESG Story 2022, which outlines initiatives and metrics from these businesses for fiscal year 2021 and our sustainable growth strategy with a very long-term perspective. To strongly promote ESG management, NYK will continue to create new value as a provider of sustainable solutions with the aim of pursuing safe and efficient operations using the RDC, creating innovative initiatives and continuously producing concrete results at the level of the company.
A guideline detailing concrete efforts to integrate ESG into NYK Group’s management strategies.
A presentation that outlines initiatives to integrate ESG into management strategies as outlined in the “NYK Group ESG Story” and metrics for the current fiscal year.
* Innovation Approval (IE)
IE certifies organizations that promote innovative products, services and initiatives to solve the challenges of ESG-friendly management and pursue the SDGs towards achieving a sustainable society. It is classified into three types according to the purpose.
Certification for ships. Support the improvement of the value of ships.
2. P&S Certification
Certification of products and solutions. We support the development of products and services by reviewing and validating innovative functions based on our knowledge and experience as a third-party organization and by issuing certification.
Certification for organizations that make innovative efforts. It is divided into three classes according to the state of the organization’s innovation creation activities.
** RDC (Remote Diagnostic Center)
An installation that remotely diagnoses and monitors 24 hours a day and 24 hours a day the motorization of ships equipped with SIMS. Established in August 2020 at NYK-Fil Maritime E-Training Inc. (Seafarers Training Center) in the Philippines.
An international standard published in 2019 for innovation management systems.
**** SIMS (Vessel Information Management System)
A system developed by the NYK Group for the timely sharing of detailed vessel data such as operating status, fuel efficiency and plant status between vessels and shore.