“J Marine NeCST” received a special award from the Japan Institute of Navigation

MTI has been recognized with a special award from the Japan Institute of Navigation for improving onboard operation through use of J-Marine NeCST, * a ship navigation support tool that was jointly developed by MTI, NYK, and Japan Radio Co. Ltd. (JRC).

An awards ceremony was held on July 12, 2019, and attended by Kazuo Ishizuka, president of MTI; Tomoyuki Koyama, NYK managing corporate officer; and Kensuke Ohnuma, director and executive officer of JRC.

MTI, NYK, and JRC jointly developed J-Marine NeCST in 2017 to contribute to safe navigation by reducing onboard workloads through the digitalization of know-how and more efficient information-sharing between vessels and land through cloud servers.

In accordance with its “More Than Shipping 2018” medium-term management plan, the NYK Group will continue to promote digitalization for safer operations.

* 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