NYK and Dualog Enters into Strategic Partnership for Joint Innovation

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NYK, one of the largest shipping companies and a leader in maritime innovation in the world and Dualog, a cutting-edge innovator in maritime IT, enters a strategic partnership.

The strategic partnership will focus on pushing the boundaries for automation, the Internet of Things (IoT) and for Big Data analysis. Together, the NYK Group and Dualog will spark the new digital platform at sea.

The partnership will centre on advanced technology that will benefit the maritime industry at large:

  • Data gathering from an expanding array of on board sensors and monitoring equipment
  • Reliable ship to shore communication
  • Data science and data analytics to benefit business development, revenue and efficiency
  • Monitoring of ship equipment, event analysis, and intelligent alerts
  • Preventive equipment maintenance
  • Automation and machine learning

Both parties understand that this partnership is a broad investment into technology that will contribute to leading the industry. The immediate focus is a long-term project for enhancing the on board IoT platform coupled with a reliable and efficient data transfer for Big Data analysis.

The partnership will leverage the technology focus and the growing cooperation between the Japanese and Norwegian maritime industries. The parties will bring in knowledge, competence and talent to innovate and increase efficiency in the maritime business.

The signing ceremony of the partnership was held at Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries in Oslo attended by Mr. Svein Steimler, Corporate Officer of NYK and Mr. Morten Lind-Olsen, CEO of Dualog in front of Mr. Hiroshi Tabata, Vice-Minister for International Affairs of Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and Ms. Dilek Ayhan, Deputy minister of Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, and others from both the Japanese and Norwegian Government on Monday, 29th of May.

Ms. Anita Krohn Traaseth, CEO of Innovation Norway introduced the partnership as a prominent example of collaboration between Japanese and Norwegian companies in the session of “Wave of change” at the Nor-Shipping conference on Tuesday, 30th of May. At the same session, Dr. Hideyuki Ando from NYK took part in the round table discussion “Transforming Tomorrow” together with other key players in the industry. They shared insights from their digital journeys, as well as perspectives on key factors to succeed with digital transformation.