Nyk Group News

10 Apr 2019

NYK Fixes Newbuild LNG Carrier with Edison

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Japanese shipping and logistics giant Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) has signed a contract with Edison SPA, a Milan-based energy company, to charter out a newly built liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier for up to 20 years, including optional extension periods.The vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2022 from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. The newly built LNG carrier will be propelled by WinGD-manufactured, dual-fuel slow-speed diesel engines.Dual-fuel slow-speed…

29 Mar 2019

NYK to Conduct IGF Code Training

Class NK chairman Koichi Fujiwara (left) with NYK managing corporate officer Tomoyuki Koyama. Photo: NYK

Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK)'s  training program for seafarers responsible for liquefied natural gas (LNG) and other low-flashpoint fuels on board NYK Group-operated ships has been accredited by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (Class NK).With this, NYK has now become the first Japanese shipping company to obtain an international institution’s certification in the field of International Code for Ships Using Gases and Other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) training."Compared with Europe…

19 Mar 2019

NYK Tugboat Subsidiaries Merge

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Japanese shipping and logistics giant Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) announced that two of its subsidiaries that provide harbor tugboat and other related services, will merge on July 1, 2019.Yokohama, Kanagawa-based Wing Maritime Service Corporation will merge with compatriot Kaiyo Kogyo Corporation to form an unnamed entity, a press release said. NYK holds 100% stake in both the companies.Yukihiro Tatara is the president of both firms. Wing Maritime Service Corporation has…

12 Mar 2019

NYK Intros New System for Vessel Berthing

Pic: NYK Group

Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and NYK Group companies MTI Co. Ltd. and Japan Marine Science Inc. (JMS) have developed a system (patent pending) to assist with vessel berthing.The system assesses a vessel’s controllability and visualizes the risk in the berthing operation to reduce the burden on the operator and eliminate accidents caused by human factors, it said.When a ship is berthing, a guideline indicates the exact reduction in ship speed as the distance to the wharf nears.

01 Mar 2019

Oshima Shipbuilding Bags NYK Vessel Order

Pic: Oshima Shipbuilding

The shipping and logistics company NYK (Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha) has concluded a long-term contract with Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited for a new wood-chip carrier to be built by Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.The ship will be able to load 4.3 million cubic feet of wood chips, said a press release from NYK.The vessel features the latest design that will allow the vessel to perform well in all types of weather while ensuring low water resistance and high efficiency and energy…

13 Feb 2019

NYK Conducts Crisis-response Drill with ONE

ONE’s Communication Team in discussion. Pic: Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha

Japanese shipping line Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) conducted a crisis-response drill based on the scenario of a serious fire occurring on a containership operated by Ocean Network Express  (ONE), an integrated global container shipping company headquartered in Singapore.The drill scenario had a fire breaking out inside a containership while the ship was at Tokyo’s Oi Container Terminal.The drill continued with an assumed explosion followed by fire-fighting, rescue of the injured, and evacuation of neighborhoods. The drill had the vessel managed by NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd.

28 Jan 2019

NYK Shipmanagement Intros Digital Guidance for ECDIS

Image: NYK Group

Singapore-based NYK Shipmanagement, a wholly owned subsidiary of NYK Group, has created “iPlus ECDIS,” digital guidance for the operation of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).The new digital program will help officers to become experts in the use of ECDIS over a shorter time by providing detailed guidance that covers 66 ECDIS operations to improve the efficiency of onboard duties.According to a press note from NYK, much time is required for officers to become proficient in the use of ECDIS because it differs according to manufacturer and model…

23 Jan 2019

NYK Takes Delivery of New Coal Carrier

Pirika Mosiri Maru. Image: NYK Line

Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) has taken delivery of a coal carrier equipped with a binary cycle power-generation system that utilizes engine exhaust heat.The new coal carrier Pirika Mosiri Maru that NYK will own and operate to transport coal for Hokkaido Electric Power(HEPCO), was delivered yesterday (January 23) at Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in Saikai city, Nagasaki prefecture, and a delivery ceremony was held on the same day.The event was attended by Akihiko Mayumi…

21 Jan 2019

Shipbuilding: NYK, Jera Carrier Named “Shinshu Maru”

Photos: NYK Line

Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) held a naming ceremony at its Sakaide shipyard for the new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier owned jointly by NYK Line and JERA.The ceremony was attended by Hendrik Gordenker, chairman of JERA Co. Inc.; Yasumi Kudo, chairman of NYK; and a number of related parties.At the ceremony, the ship was named “Shinshu Maru” by Mr. Gordenker and the ceremonial rope holding the vessel in place was cut by his wife. The ship derives its name from “Shinshu”…

04 Jan 2019

NYK Group Aims to Stay Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green

Pic: NYK Group

NYK president Tadaaki Naito in his New Year’s speech required the employees to execute the medium-term management plan “Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green” announced in March of last year.He chartered out  the three basic strategies in the medium-term management plan.Under the first step of “Optimizing the business portfolio,” the fundamental revision of the dry bulk business and success of the integrated container shipping line ONE have been set forth as the two key elements.In the dry bulk business…

02 Jan 2019

Challenge Peak Ships 1st Plant Condensate from Ichthys LNG Project

The project’s first plant condensate shipment by NYK’s Challenge Peak. Photo: NYK Line

The oil products tanker operated by Singapore-based NYK Bulkship (Asia) Challenge Peak  has shipped the first batch of plant condensate produced at the onshore gas liquefaction plant of the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project.According to a press release from the Japanese shipping and logistics company NYK (Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha), the condensate was loaded from the gas liquefaction plant in Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia, and the vessel departed for an Asian country on December 26.A joint venture among INPEX (the operator)…

12 Dec 2018

NYK in Charter Agreement with Mitsubishi

Image of LNG carrier to be built by NYK Line

Japanese shipping and logistics giant Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) has signed long-term contracts with Diamond Gas International Pte. Ltd. (DGI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) located in Singapore, for DGI to charter from NYK three newly built liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.Previously, NYK concluded long-term time-charter contracts for three new LNG vessels for MC’s Cameron LNG project, so these most recent contracts bring the total to six carriers for MC.The NYK Group will be responsible for ship management for the three ordered LNG carriers…

07 Dec 2018

NYK Line Signs TC for Two LNG Carriers with Total

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Japanese shipping giant NYK has signed a long-term contract with a unit of French energy giant Total to charter two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.According to the contract, Total Gas & Power Chartering Ltd (TGPCL) will charter from NYK two newly built liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers that will be built by Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. in Korea and scheduled for delivery in 2021.The two LNG carriers will be equipped with a WinGD-made dual-fuel slow-speed diesel engine (i.e.…

03 Dec 2018

NYK Launches Ship-management Platform NiBiKi

At ribbon cutting ceremony Center, Hidetoshi Maruyama, NYK Senior Managing Corporate Officer Left, Tomoyuki Koyama, NYK Managing Corporate Officer. Photo: NYK Line

Japenese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has announced the launch of its new ship management platform ‘NiBiKi’, which is expected to reduce complications for crew members.The  new platform NiBiKi is useful for the onboard crew helping them to work comfortably and concentrate on ship operations, said a press release from the company.The data will be shared with five ship-management companies* overseeing about 260 vessels to realize further safety, it said.In accordance with the Safety Management System (SMS) manual…

29 Nov 2018

Elomatic, NYK Group Join Forces to Create Emission-free Cargo Ship

Pic: Elomatic

European engineering and consulting company Elomatic has partnered with Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) Group and NYK’s technology arm MTI to create the concept design for a futuristic emission-free pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), – the “NYK SUPER ECO SHIP 2050”.According to Elomatic, compared to current vessels, the NYK SUPER ECO SHIP 2050 will reduce CO2 emissions by 100%. The energy-efficient vessel will also reduce energy derived from bunker fuels by approx. 70%.The concept design was unveiled by NYK Group in mid-November.

28 Nov 2018

NYK to Demonstrate Tidal Energy in Singapore

Turbines. Image: NYK Line

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Japanese telecom giant MTI have reached an agreement to participate in a long-term demonstration of tidal energy being sponsored by MAKO Energy and Sentosa Development Corporation, which will provide the demonstration site.The demonstration will start next spring in a first-time attempt to commercialize tidal energy in Singapore.MAKO Energy is the Singapore-based subsidiary of Elemental Energy Technologies, a tidal turbine developer that has interest and expertise in the area of renewable energy solutions, particularly tidal power and its applications.

21 Nov 2018

NYK Testing Cashless Ships

Onboard remittance test. Photo: NYK Group

Japan's Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) is currently considering the establishment of a new network that will enable onboard financial settlements through the remittance of electronic money (e-money).The the shipping and logistics company said it is as a part of the NYK Group’s medium-term management plan “Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green”.Onboard tests have been conducted to examine the potential to reduce administrative work and the risk of cash loss, and thus foster an employee-friendly workplace where crews can work comfortably and concentrate on ship operations.Today…

16 Nov 2018

NYK Develops Advance Water-in-Oil Alarm to Prevent Engine Trouble

Photo: NYK Group

As a part of initiatives utilizing big data, NYK and MTI Co. Ltd. have developed an advance alarm system (patent pending) that can detect anomalies on a real-time basis caused by water getting in lubricating oil. This alarm has been installed on Haramachi Maru, an NYK-operated vessel, to prevent such troubles and thus realize high-level preventive maintenance for the engine.1. BackgroundControlling the quality and property of lubricating oil is very important for vessel engines to operate stably.

14 Nov 2018

NYK, YLK Hold Training Program

Front row, sixth from left, NYK director and senior managing corporate officer Yoshiyuki Yoshida; seventh, YLK director and managing executive officer Yasuhiko Ueda. Photo: NYK

Japanese shipping major Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Yusen Logistics (YLK)  have jointly conducted their 2018 Global NYK/YLK Week recently in Japan.Twenty-eight staff members from around the world were nominated from the Group’s global business bases to attend the program, along with a handful of employees based in Japan.This training program has been jointly held by NYK and YLK since 2012 to deepen interaction among the participants across national, division, and company…

14 Nov 2018

NYK Pushes Decarbonization via NYK Super Eco Ship Design

The conceptual NYK EcoShip (CREDIT: NYK)

As a part of the NYK Group’s medium-term management plan “Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green,” a new future concept ship has been designed by incorporating innovative technologies that will result in an emission-free vessel — the “NYK Super Eco Ship 2050.”BackgroundThe NYK Group’s mission of “Bringing value to life” and the company’s basic philosophy of “contributing to the betterment of societies” has inspired the group to positively address the tough issues that challenge our society.In fact…

19 Oct 2018

Internet of Ships Open Platform Establishes Testbed

Left, Satellite communication equipment. Right, Satellite communication equipment and data-collecting equipment. Pic: NYK Line

A testbed was established for an Internet of Ships Open Platform (IoS-OP), and for the test NYK provided a next-generation onboard IoT platform that the company has been developing with MTI Co. Ltd., an NYK Group company, and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT).The NYK Group will proactively make use of the IoS-OP to improve safety and reduce environmental loads, and thus create an innovative, new business model.The IoS-OP consortium was launched in June 2018 by ShipDC…

18 Oct 2018

NYK Develops Onboard Sulfur-in-oil Analyzer

Image: NYK Group

NYK and Nippon Yuka Kogyo Co., Ltd., an NYK Group company, have teamed with Horiba Ltd. to develop a new sulfur-in-oil analyzer for ships. The new device is based on an existing device used at onshore analysis centers.Using this new analyzer, NYK will be able to thoroughly comply with regulations limiting sulfur oxides (SOx) from vessels, as well as optimize the company’s use of low-sulfur fuel oil.Certain areas around Europe and North America have been designated as emission control areas (ECAs) to prevent air pollution…

05 Oct 2018

Cenotaph Honoring Hirano Maru Sailors

Keiji Kubota, executive vice president and COO of NYK Group Europe laying a wreath at the cenotaph (right). Photo: NYK Line.

On October 4, an unveiling ceremony was held in Wales, U.K., for a cenotaph honoring the sailors of Hirano Maru, a cargo-passenger ship sunk by a German U-boat exactly 100 years ago on October 4, 1918, a month before the armistice.Keiji Kubota, executive vice president, chief operating officer of NYK Group Europe Ltd. attended the event and offered his deepest compassion for the repose of the souls of all those who perished, and his gratitude to a local maritime volunteer group…

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