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  • 2016 June 28 12:51

    “K” Line and Kawasaki Heavy Industries announce joint development project of “K-IMS”

    “K” Line and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd Group have developed “K-IMS”*1 ; Integrated vessel operation and performance management system, the company said in its press release.

    Though “K-IMS” is based on 2 kinds of existing systems equipped our fleet of; “SPAS”(Ship Performance Analyzing System) which is the electrical AB log and vessel performance analyzed, and “EP-Monitor”(Engine Plant Monitor) which is a remote monitoring system for the vessel engine plant condition, “K” Line has made it a new system by integrating developed “EP-Monitor” which has become able to collect and observe all kinds of operation data including navigation data and “NAVI” (Optimum Navigation System) “K” Line has newly adopted. Integrating these individual systems enables “K” Line to utilize the real-time operation data from vessels, so-called Big data, in mutual systems and also enables “K” Line to support vessel operation and manage vessel performance in an easy way by grasp of real-time vessel operating conditions, optimum safety route selection, the latest vessel performance and so on through the new data browsing system “K” Line has developed.

    “K-IMS” and the Big data are managed in cloud system in the shore server and that have various functions such as observing the operating condition of vessels, analyzing the performance of vessels and deciding the safest and lowest cost recommended course based on the analysis result and weather information. “K-IMS” could be shared among operation teams, ship management companies and vessels. Therefore, it will contribute not only to safety navigation and saving fuel cost but also to improve efficient vessel operation and management dramatically.

    Moreover, “K” Line applied for the “Project to support R&D of advanced technology for safe vessels” that Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport invited the other day with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd and “K” Line Ship Management Co., Ltd. in “K” Line group and “K” Line development project “Enhancing analysis accuracy by automatic correction function with hull property model and applying it to safety operation” was adopted because it deserves to the development promotion of “advanced safe vessels” by IoT (Internet of Things) of vessels’ equipment with marine broadband and making use of Big data. By the success of this project, the accuracy of the Optimum Navigation System in the “K-IMS” is much improved and further improvement of ship safety and economic operations by achievement of appropriate navigation route selection is expected.




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