From November 7 to 9, an extremely unique cruise experience was held on NYK’s Japan-based luxury cruise ship to support reconstruction of the area damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing tsunami.
NYK has been selected by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) as one of only five companies in the FTSE Japan Index of nearly 500 Japanese companies to be included in the Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI).In addition, the company was one of 22 companies to be included in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). NYK is the only company in the shipping and logistics industry to be included in both indexes.
NYK has decided to build four next-generation type PCTCs (Pure Car and Truck Carrier). Two of the vessels will be built by Imabari Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. at its factory in Marugame city in Kagawa prefecture with technical assistance being provided by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. The other two vessels will be built by Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co. Ltd. at its Onishi Shipyard in Ehime prefecture. All four vessels are scheduled to be completed from 2014 to 2015.
Nippon Yusen Kaisha and two NYK Group companies, the Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI) and NYK-Hinode Line Ltd., have completed two years of experiments on the air-lubrication systems installed on two of the group’s module carriers, Yamato and Yamatai, and resultantly confirmed an average 6 percent reduction in CO2 emissions during actual sea passage.