State Secretary to Norway’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Fisheries Visits NYK Booth at Sea Japan 2018

April 12, 2018

Right; Mr. Daniel Bjarmann-Simonsen,
State Secretary receiving an explanation of
the big data utilization
On April 11, Daniel Bjarmann-Simonsen, state secretary to Norway’s minister of trade, industry and fisheries, visited NYK’s booth at Sea Japan 2018,* one of the world's largest international maritime exhibitions, held this year at Tokyo Big Sight.

At its booth, NYK has panels addressing the supply and use of next-generation marine fuels, focusing on the NYK Group’s introduction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel and an LNG-fueled PCTC (pure car and truck carrier), in addition to the company’s safe-operation initiatives, such as collision risk judgements and autonomous ship operation. The state secretary eagerly asked about NYK’s green business and utilization of big data.

In fact, on April 13 NYK Group representatives will speak on the below topics.

11: 00–11: 30: Study on monitoring the structural health of vessel hulls for very large containerships (Speaker: Yasushi Yamamoto, Deputy General Manager, Technical Group)
13: 50–14: 35: Open source digital platforms for use in the development of new ships (Speaker: Hideyuki Ando, Senior General Manager, MTI Co. Ltd.)

In front of the panel about the world's first
purpose built LNG bunkering vessel
The NYK Group has been collaborating with the Norwegian government and maritime industry interests on the use of ship IoT. In fact, NYK has agreed to a strategic partnership with Dualog,** a cutting-edge innovator of maritime IT headquartered in Norway, and NYK has presented at the National Maritime Summit held in Norway on the topic of NYK’s use of IT. In addition, a total of 53 students and teachers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology visited NYK on March 23 to talk about business and IoT utilization initiatives.

In accordance with its new medium-term management plan “Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green,” the NYK Group seeks to create new value by making use of the latest digital technology for innovation in the shipping industry, in addition to building good relationships with the governments of various nations and companies in the maritime industry.

* Sea Japan 2018
An international maritime exhibition held at Tokyo Big Sight from April 11 to 13.
Approximately 580 companies exhibit, and about 21,000 visitors are expected to visit.
Organizer: UBM Japan Co Ltd.
Special sponsorship: The Nippon Foundation

** Dualog
Established in 1994, Dualog provides a maritime digital platform that ensures that internet, email, and cloud services work reliably and securely on board. The platform enables and optimizes all the IT services and tools needed to efficiently manage vessels. Dualog’s IT solutions are installed on more than 3,000 ships in worldwide trades.

- Reference
Announcement on June 2, 2017, “NYK and DNV GL Cooperate to Unlock the Potential of Maritime Data,”

Announcement on May 31, 2017, “NYK and Dualog Enters into Strategic Partnership for Joint Innovation,”

Announcement on March 24, 2017, “NYK Group Introduced Its Initiatives at "National Maritime Summit" in Norway - Investing in Digitalization in Vessel Operations -,”


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