Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd., an NYK Group company, will integrate Veson IMOS Platform (IMOS) into their core system and deploy it as a platform for their shipping business.
IMOS, a ship-management system provided by Veson Nautical, is a platform that covers a series of operations related to ship operations, including ship-chartering contracts, ship operations, revenues and expenditures, and fuel management.
The platform can be linked to financial accounting systems and existing systems and is also equipped with a function to automatically calculate CO2 emissions, according to NYK.
The carrier will operate IMOS as a unified interface for its shipping business by integrating the individual systems that were previously separated.
The move is a part of a Digital Transformation (DX) initiative that NYK is launching to promote digital technology and standardisation of processes.
The company said this new system will also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
NYK recently received approval in principle (AiP) from ClassNK for an ammonia bunkering vessel (ABV) that is currently being researched and developed.
This is the first time in Japan that a shipping company has independently obtained AiP for an ABV from ClassNK.