NYK to Improve Dry Bulk Fleet Safety

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 9, 2019

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-management company personnel in charge of vessel management.

The Dry Bulk Division’s goal is to become the world’s leading dry bulk fleet, and to achieve this aim, participants shared new technology being used for safe and efficient operation and actively exchanged opinions with one another.

This year’s topics included the ship quality demanded by global resources companies, the drive recorder that is installed on the bridge to prevent further accidents, and the benefit of using a new fuel-oil additive developed by Nippon Yuka Kogyo Co. Ltd. to lower sulfur and thus help the NYK Group comply with environmental regulations.

In its medium-term management plan “Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green” released in March, NYK announced a strategy to achieve sustainable growth. The NYK Group will endeavor to realize safety and high quality transportation, thus responding to environmental issues with various partners.

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