In December 2022, NYK conducted a trial use of Starlink, a satellite communication service operated by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), on a ship managed by NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd. (Singapore).
Because ship–shore communications are currently conducted via high-orbit satellites, the communication speed on board ships is slower than on land. Still, higher communication speed requires the use of expensive high-capacity communications. Starlink, on the other hand, uses low-orbit satellites, allowing higher speed and capacity at a lower cost than conventional communications.
NYK aims to maintain and improve seafarers’ work motivation by expanding their benefits by facilitating communication between seafarers working on board and their families and friends ashore.
In addition, videoconferencing between vessels and land facilitates conventional business communication that relies on emails and telephone calls, contributing to safe operations by providing a real-time onshore support system in the event of equipment failure or trouble, or remote medical treatment for seafarers.
Introducing the Starlink service will enable us to realize the autonomous navigation technology we are currently working on, share weather and marine weather information between vessels and land in the sea area they sail through, and further promote DX onboard operations.
The trials were conducted on container vessels and resulted in significantly higher transmission speeds than previously available along the North American continental coast.
The NYK Group will work with various partners to create maritime innovations by promoting higher ship-shore communication speeds and taking thorough measures to address cyber risks.
In February 2021, NYK released the “NYK Group ESG Story,” which aims to further integrate ESG into the company’s management strategy and promotes activities that contribute to the achievement of the SDGs through business activities. In March 2022, NYK released the updated “NYK Group ESG Story 2022,” which introduces initiatives for integrating ESG into the Group’s management strategies set forth in the “NYK Group ESG Story” and provides a partial explanation of the Group’s sustainable growth strategy from a long-term perspective.
To strongly promote ESG management, NYK will continue to create new value as a sustainable solution provider.
Reference: NYK LINE
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