Navigation Support Tool Receives 2018 Hydrographic Technology Encouragement Award

J-Marine NeCST, a ship navigation support tool that was jointly developed by MTI, NYK, and Japan Radio Co. Ltd. (JRC), has been recognized with the 2018 Hydrographic Technology Encouragement Award.

Presented by the Japan Hydrographic Association on March 18, the award is given to promote R&D activities of young hydrographic engineers and technicians and thus develop and promote hydrographic technology. J-Marine NeCST is currently being sold by JRC to others within the industry and was recognized for being widely accepted by officers and contributing to safe navigation by reducing onboard workloads.

In fiscal 2018, J-Marine NeCST was installed on 15 NYK-operated ships, and the company will continue to promote the use of the tool on future ships in accordance with the NYK-Group’s medium-term management plan “Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green,” in which the NYK Group emphasizes its efforts to continue to boost digitalization to realize more efficient operations and create new value.


* J-Marine NeCST (“NeCST” is pronounced “Next”)
A ship navigation support tool that allows users to easily plan routes using the handwriting function of the electronic navigational chart, in addition to managing and sharing operational data using integrated information such as meteorological and hydrographical forecasts.

Related Links

News release on March 23, 2018: The NYK Group Conducts Ship-to-Shore Connection Test of Navigation Support Tool

News release on January 25, 2018: J-Marine NeCST Has Been Installed on Asuka II

News release on January 23, 2018: Test Operations of J-Marine NeCST, a Ship-Navigation Support Tool, Begin at the On-Land Office

News release on May 17, 2017: New Navigation Support Tool Allows Handwritten Inputs and Overlapping Weather Information on Electronic Charts

Link to the news release on the NYK website