KAWASAKI Kisen Kaisha Ltd. and Ship Data Center Co. have agreed to share operation data of all K LINE fleet equipped with Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions through IoS Open Platform, the ship IoT data sharing platform promoted by ShipDC.

Kawasaki Integrated Marine Solutions is a ship ICT system that uses ship-shore intercommunication system and has functions of operation management of ships, condition monitoring of engine plant, and ship performance analysis.

The Internet of Ships Open Platform is a universal platform that enables the sharing of ship operation data among shipbuilders, manufacturers, and related service providers without compromising profits of data providers. A total of 57 organisations had joined the member association IoS-OP Consortium as at the end of 2020.

K LINE had so far stored operation data collected from several vessels equipped with Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions to IoS-OP, and has now agreed to expand the sharing for all its owned fleet of about 140 vessels.

Though the development of information and communication technology has made it possible to collect large and various data from ships in operation, approaches for data collection and analysis are still fragmented.


To encourage the use of big data in the maritime industry, ShipDC is working for the establishment of a common platform for ship-related data.

K LINE said in a statement, ‚ÄúThis data sharing significantly increases the amount of ship operation data transferred in IoS-OP, and enables IoS-OP members to fully utilise the shared big data to enhance their corporate value, which includes the pursuit of ship safety and economic efficiency, environmental initiatives, and the creation of maritime innovations to strengthen their competitiveness‚ÄĚ.

K LINE and ShipDC believe greater data utilisation can contribute to positive economic, environmental and safety outcomes.