Maritime software services provider NAPA has agreed to provide ship performance analytics and voyage optimisation capabilities for Ship Data Center’s Internet of Ships Open Platform (ShipDC IoS-OP).

Following the agreement, NAPA has become the first service provider for ClassNK-owned Ship Data Center’s platform.

By securely minimising the costs of data ownership and portability for owners and operators, the ShipDC IoS-OP aims to set up a new, digital maritime cluster to share vessel operational data between stakeholders.

The new platform will enable shipyards and manufacturers to access the rich data necessary for far-reaching innovation and research.

Service users of the platform can use NAPA’s expertise to accurately assess vessel and voyage performance to slash emissions and boost profitability, or to research and validate new technologies.

NAPA Japan managing director Naoki Mizutani said: “Collecting data on its own doesn’t add value unless you can turn it into insight. At NAPA, we can build on more than 30 years of naval architectural expertise and combine that knowledge with the latest big data tools to find answers to the questions the industry needs answering.

“How are we going to dramatically reduce emissions and stay profitable? How can we keep making ships that perform better and safer?

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“To answer these questions, collaboration is key. Being able to draw on data from the whole IoS-OP consortium means we can get better results, and maximise the benefit we provide to the whole community.”

“Being able to draw on data from the whole IoS-OP consortium means we can get better results.”

NAPA collaborates with a number of data platforms to maximise the value of its analytics services.

Last month, the company signed an agreement to enable ship owners and managers to access and analyse real-time on-board data through an application hosted on Inmarsat’s new Fleet Data IoT service.

In March, PROSTEP and NAPA completed a ship design solution development project for shipbuilder Meyer Turku.