NYK and Dualog Enters into Strategic Partnership for Joint Innovation


NYK and Dualog Enters into Strategic Partnership for Joint Innovation

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 to include:

  • 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 Line 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 “Waves of change” at the Nor-Shipping conference on Tuesday, 30th of May. “This strategic partnership will focus on pushing boundaries for the use of automation, the Internet of Things and big data. When a Norwegian company from Tromsø can enter the demanding Japanese market, anything is possible!”

At the same session, Dr. Ando Hideyuki 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.


For Further Information Please Contact:

NYK Line, No.1 Public Relations Team, Tel.: +81 3 3284 5197

Dualog, Morten Lind-Olsen

Innovation Garage, Geir Isene

Katarina Marais, International Marketing Manager at Dualog

+47 77 62 19 00

Notes to Editors

About NYK

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha is one of the world's leading transportation companies. At the end of March 2017, the NYK Group was operating 799 major ocean vessels, as well as fleets of planes and trucks.

The company's shipping fleet includes 372 bulk carriers, 111 car carriers, 97 containerships (including semi-containerships), 70 LNG carriers (including those owned by equity method affiliates), 63 tankers, 43 wood-chip carriers, one cruise ship, and 42 other ships (including multipurpose and project cargo vessels).

NYK's revenue in fiscal 2016 exceeded $17 billion, and as a group NYK employs about 36,000 people worldwide. NYK is based in Tokyo and has regional headquarters in London, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Sao Paulo.


About Dualog

Established in 1994, Dualog provides a maritime digital platform which ensures that internet, email and cloud services work reliably and securely onboard ships. The platform enables and optimises IT services and tools for efficient management of your vessels. Dualog’s IT solutions are installed on more than 3000 ships in worldwide trades.

Dualog has its roots from the Arctic University, and it is renowned for its customer-driven development and operations at the highest standards. Dualog offers IT solutions for resilient cyber infrastructure and its innovative solutions are created in a passionate in-house research and development environment.

The Innovation Garage, a moonshot by Dualog, was established in 2016 with the purpose of delivering next generation communications- and application platforms for the global shipping industry.

For more information on Dualog, please email: sales@dualog.com

Global innovation collaboration - NYK and Dualog

Text for image: Global Collaboration in place: Happy representatives from Dualog and NYK accompanied by Government Officials from Japan and Norway: From Left to right: Geir Isene, Dualog Innovation Garage. Morten Lind-Olsen, CEO Dualog. Dilek Ayhan, State Secretary Trade, Industry and Fisheries. Hiroshi Tabata, Vice Minister Transport, Tourism and International Affairs. Svein Steimler, European President and CEO NYK Group. Dr. Ando Hideyuki, NYK, Senior General Manager Maritime Technology Division. Hajime Akamatsu NYK, Deputy Manager Creative Solutions Group.



31st May 2017 - for immediate release