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10 Oct 2019

NYK to Improve Dry Bulk Fleet Safety

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Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) held its annual Dry Bulk Safety Conference at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo to share safety awareness and review trouble response for dry bulk vessels.A total of 75 participants from 41 Japanese shipowners and ship-management companies attended.The conference has been held every year since 2010 to promote safety through the exchange of ideas and the sharing of information about recent incidents with shipowners and ship…

05 Oct 2019

Methanol-Fueled Chem Tanker Delivered to NYK

Built in South Korea at Hyundai Mipo, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Group) has taken delivery of Takaroa Sun. Photo: NYK

Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Group) has taken delivery of Takaroa Sun, a methanol carrier equipped with two-stroke dual-fuel engine tech that allows the vessel to be powered by methanol. Built in South Korea at Hyundai MIPO Dockyard, the new ship was funded through NYK’s green financing initiative established to support environment-friendly projects.Takaroa Sun was built with the MAN Energy Solutions second-generation B&W ME-LGIM two-stroke dual-fuel engine that runs on both methanol and conventional marine fuel.

30 Sep 2019

Inside NYK's World-First Autonomous Ship Trial

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NYK has conducted the world’s first Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) trial performed in accordance with the IMO’s Interim Guidelines for MASS trials* as the company begins tests to realize its target of manned autonomous ships** for safer operations and a reduction in crew workload.Iris Leader, a large NYK-operated PCTC having a gross tonnage of 70,826 tons, was navigated day and night using the Sherpa System for Real ship (SSR) navigation system from September 14-17, 2019…

24 Sep 2019

NYK Places Order for World’s Largest LNG-Fueled PCTC

During the keel laying ceremony, second from left; Takaya Soga, managing corporate officer of NYK (Photo: NYK Group)

NYK has placed an order for the world largest pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) capable of navigating oceans with only LNG as the main fuel. A keel laying ceremony was held on September 20 at Shin Kurushima Toyohashi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., and NYK managing corporate officer Takaya Soga and other related parties were in attendance. The ship is scheduled to be delivered in 2020 and will be the first large LNG-fueled PCTC to be built in Japan.To minimize a reduction in vehicle loading capacity caused by the installation of LNG fuel tanks…

04 Sep 2019

NYK Celebrates O3 Challenge

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The “Ocean of Opportunities Challenge”  (O3 Challenge), a worldwide contest aimed at creating new value through open innovation in the maritime industry, has been successfully celebrated by NYK Group.This was the second consecutive year for the challenge, which is planned and conducted by NYK Group companies Symphony Creative Solutions Pte. Ltd. (SCS) and Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (ONE), together with NUS Enterprise.The contest began in February with ONE issuing six challenges related to its work processes.

31 Aug 2019

NYK Signs LNG Vessel Order for Total TC

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Japanese shipping gaint Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) has signed a new long-term contract with Total Gas & Power Chartering Limited (TGPCL), a subsidiary of Total, a leading oil and energy company headquartered in France.The contract calls for TGPCL to charter from NYK a newly built liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier that will be built by Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. in Korea and scheduled for delivery in 2021.The LNG carrier will be equipped with a WinGD-made dual-fuel slow-speed diesel engine (i.e.…

30 Aug 2019

JMS Welcomes Sea Cadets

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Japan Marine Science Inc. (JMS), an NYK Group company, welcomed about 20 students from the U.K., Canada, Hong Kong, and the U.S. taking part in the Japan Sea Cadet Corp international cultural exchange sponsored by the Japan Sea Cadet Federation.JMS offered a lecture about ships and used its ship-handling simulator to give the students the opportunity to try their hand at navigating a cruise ship from Osanbashi Pier in Yokohama through the narrow Kanmon Straits, a busy waterway known for its strong tidal flow.A cadet commented: “Unlike cars…

29 Aug 2019

KNOT Signs Charter Contract with Total

Image:  Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT)

Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS (KNOT), a NYK Group company, has concluded a time-charter contract for a maximum 15-year period starting from 2021 for a shuttle tanker with French oil and gas giant Total for its Brazilian activities.The contract aims to use a 152,000 DWT Suezmax tanker equipped with a dynamic-positioning system built in China by COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard Co., Ltd. to shuttle crude oil produced in waters off Brazil.Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS (KNOT) is a joint venture company between NYK (which  has a 50 percent share) and TS Shipping Invest AS (TSSI)…

26 Aug 2019

NYK Group to Build New Heavy-lift Vessels

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NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd., an NYK Group company and the only shipping company that owns and operates heavy-lift ships in Japan, signed a contract with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard Co. Ltd., which is part of the China Merchants Group, to build a pair of heavy-lift vessels. The ships will be equipped with a pair of 400-ton cranes and be able to lift up to 800 tons of heavy cargo. The hold will be about 95 meters in length at its maximum without any bulkheads, i.e., upright walls within the hold.

26 Aug 2019

NBP Orders 2 Heavy Lift Vessels at CSC Jinling

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The NYK group company, NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd. (NBP) has signed the contract with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard (CSC Jinling), which is part of the China Merchants Group, to build two next-generation energy-saving heavy-lift vessels.Each vessel will be equipped with two 400-ton cranes; cargo up to 800 tons will be able to be loaded through tandem operation.The  vessel will have one hatch and one hold, and the hold shape will be an open-hatch type, making the vessels very efficient for cargo handling and reducing cargo damage.The on-deck length will be about 110 meters…

16 Aug 2019

NYK Sponsors Sea Turtle Research

Participants. Photo: NYK

Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) said that it has started a new approach to track loggerhead sea turtles (listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species) in the Kishu Minabe Sea Turtle Research Project sponsored by NYK and conducted by the NPO Earthwatch Japan.Earthwatch, a non-profit organization established in 1971 in Boston, is an international nongovernmental organization. It provides researchers with both human and financial support for overseas field research and surveys."This research project is conducted at Minabecho in Wakayama prefecture…

08 Aug 2019

NYK Talks Openly About Safe Operations

Meeting with captains and chief engineers (Photo: NYK Line)

On August 7, 20 NYK executive officers and a group of six vessel captains and chief engineers held a meeting at NYK headquarters in Tokyo to openly exchange opinions about the safe operation of vessels that the NYK Group is managing and operating.This meeting is part of NYK’s two-month Remember Naka-no-Se safety campaign,* and is chaired by NYK president Hitoshi Nagasawa, who oversees NYK’s Safety and Environmental Management Committee** so that top management can exchange opinions…

05 Aug 2019

Delft Technology Students Visits NYK

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NYK welcomed 35 students and their professor from the Netherlands’ Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) on July 30 to examine the group’s initiatives for “Digitalization and Green,” the theme of the company’s medium-term management plan.Prof. Mirek Kaminski of TU Delft is a leading European researcher on sloshing* and has cooperated with risk assessments conducted by MTI, an NYK Group company, into sloshing on LNG carriers.The students received lectures from NYK about its digitalization and green initiatives…

25 Jul 2019

NYK-Fil Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

Waving company's flags by Delgado, chairman of TDG(left)and Kudo of NYK (right). Photo: NYK Line

NYK-Fil Ship Management, the provider of qualified Filipino seafarers to international-going vessels of NYK Line, held a ceremony in Manila to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the company’s establishment and the completion of a renovation of the head office.The NYK Group company said in a press release that The ceremony was attended by Yasumi Kudo, NYK senior adviser; J. Roberto C. Delgado, chairman of the Philippine-owned business group  Transnational Diversified Group (TDG);  Josephine J.

17 Jul 2019

JIN Honors NYK for New Navigation Tool

From left, Kazuo Ishizuka, president of MTI; Kensuke Ohnuma, director and executive officer of JRC; Tomoyuki Koyama, NYK managing corporate officer; and Hiroyuki Oda, chairman of Japan Institute of Navigation Photo: NYK

Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen (NYK) has been recognized with a special award from the Japan Institute of Navigation (JIN) for improving onboard operation through use of J-Marine NeCST,  a ship navigation support tool that was jointly developed by NYK, MTI Co. Ltd., and Japan Radio Co. Ltd. (JRC).J-Marine NeCST (NeCST is pronounced “Next”) allows users to easily plan routes using the handwriting function of the electronic navigational chart, in addition to managing and…

11 Jul 2019

NYK Builds NGEN Bulk Carrier

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Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yusen (NYK) has concluded a contract with Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) for construction of a next-generation (NGEN) energy-saving bulk carrier.After delivery in 2021, the ship is expected to transport raw materials for JFE Steel Corporation under a long-term charter contract between NYK and JFE Steel.The ship will be a cape-size bulker for trading iron ore and coking coal in and around the Pacific. The new energy-efficient vessel not only…

07 Jul 2019

3 Shippers Recognized for Safety Awareness

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Three shipowners and ship-management companies  were  recognized by Japanese logistic major Nippon Yusen (NYK) for their original and effective implementation of measures to stimulate further safety awareness and encourage a sense of ownership among crew members.NYK held a “Brush Up on Safety Awareness” competition on July 2 and Taiheiyo Kisen Kaisha Ltd., Wilhelmsen Ship Management Sdn. Bhd., and NYK LNG Shipmanagement Ltd were recognized, said a release.Held annually since 2017…

02 Jul 2019

ESA to Partner with One Sea Alliance

Jukka Merenluoto (Photo: One Sea)

A Memorandum of Intent covering future collaboration has been signed by the organization orchestrating space programmes for 22 European countries and the coordinators of One Sea, the industry alliance bringing together exponents of autonomous ship technology.The agreement, between One Sea coordinator DIMECC and the European Space Agency (ESA), sets out common objectives to encourage the development of space-based applications to analyse, enable and implement maritime digitalization…

01 Jul 2019

Shin-Nippon Kaiyosha Starts Operations

Japan's First LNG-fueled Vessel "Sakigake". Photo: NYK

Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yusen (NYK Line) announced that its two subsidiaries Wing Maritime Service Corporation and Kaiyo Kogyo Corporation that provide harbor tugboat and other related services, merged today to form Shin-Nippon Kaiyosha Corporation.The 100percent NYK owned Shin-Nippon Kaiyosha Corporation officially began operations yesterday (July 1, 2019), said the statement.Shin-Nippon president Yukihiro Tatara said: “Wing Maritime Service Corporation has mainly provided tugboat services and escort services in the Yokohama, Kawasaki, and Chiba areas.

21 Jun 2019

NYK’s New President Emphasizes CSR

Hitoshi Nagasawa. Photo: NYK Line.

Hitoshi Nagasawa, the new president of Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yusen (NYK), made his inaugural speech to the NYK Group staff members at the company’s head office in Tokyo.He began his speech quoting the famous Japanese entrepreneur Konosuke Matsushita, who said: “Companies are a public entity of society.”This means that companies perform the work required by society and also function to create a society suited for the next era. "With this in mind, let me mention the three important points to which I want the Group to give careful attention…

05 Jun 2019

New Partners in Autonomous Shipping Alliance

Photo: One Sea

Three 'influencers' in the international maritime sector have joined One Sea,  the industry alliance that brings together leading exponents of autonomous ship technology.Global satellite group Inmarsat and NYK Group research subsidiary MTI (Monohakobi Technology Institute) have joined One Sea as full members, while the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become a One Sea associate member.One Sea members ABB, Kongsberg Maritime and Wärtsilä ran separate autonomous ship trials off the Finnish and Norwegian coasts at the end of 2018.

17 May 2019

NYK Intros Compliant Additive for LSFO

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The Japanese Shipping Company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) have jointly developed a new fuel-oil additive for low-sulphur compliant fuel-oil that meets SOx emission requirements.Yunic 800VLS (patent pending) is Japan’s first additive for very low sulfur fuel oil, or VLSFO. The additive improves safety by helping to avoid troubles that may be caused by certain contents of VLSFO.A global sulfur cap will enter into force on January 1, 2020, and one way ships can meet the requirement is by using VLSFO (sulfur content below 0.5%).

30 May 2019

NYK Tops Green Flag Program

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Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yūsen Kabushiki Kaisha or NYK Line has been recognized as one of the top shipping lines in the Green Flag vessel speed reduction program that the Port of Long Beach has been conducting to improve air quality.It was the 10th consecutive recognition for NYK since 2009, the the largest marine transporter in Japan said.The Green Flag program aims to restrain exhaust emissions from vessels by having them voluntarily operate under 12 knots within 40 miles of port.In 2018…

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