JAPAN'S Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) has selected the NYK Group as a "Competitive IT Strategy Company" for 2016, making it the first company in the maritime industry to receive this award.
The award recognises NYK's appropriate internal governance of the planning, execution, and utilisation of IT, in addition to the company's active IT efforts, the shipping line said in a statement.
Since 2015, METI and TSE have assessed companies listed on the TSE for proactive IT implementation that creates management innovation, enhances profitability and productivity, and leads to increases in mid-to-long term corporate value and competitiveness.
In support of the creative solutions advocated in the company's "More Than Shipping 2018" medium-term management plan, NYK has reinforced its disaster-resistant data-centre.
It has also migrated to a cloud service and adapted new enterprise systems for box ship and car carriers to improve IT infrastructure.
In addition to the company's development of a tangible IT system, NYK is competitive and proactive in the rapidly developing fields of Internet of Thing (IoT) and Big Data.
NYK has established an optimising container management system and a ship information management system to share data timely between sea and land for optimal economic ship operation, the statement added.
Source : HKSG.