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NYK Group's Top highlights for 2017

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  • Category: Exim News
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  • Date: 02 Jan 2018

TOKYO: In 2017, NYK promoted the integration of container shipping business, and in preparation for the time after the integration, we changed the group management structure to enable the effective use of management assets throughout the group, informed a NYK release.

In response to the drastic change in circumstances, NYK promoted to reinforce its competitiveness by making use of ICT innovation, expanding its business in growing market such as LNG marine fuel, and development of highly skilled crews for safety transporting.

These are the top news stories from the NYK Group during 2017.

1. New NYK Group

Built up the new integrated container shipping business for service that starts from April 2018

July: Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (ONE) established

October: Progress status report for business launch (P.19-22)

Full acquisition of Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd. - logistics to be our core business

October: Tender offer for the shares of Yusen Logistics

December: Completion of TOB of Yusen Logistics

2. Create Innovation

Collaboration of IoT for vessel with partners in the World

May: Joint development of navigation support tool “J-Marine NeCST” with Japan Radio Co. Ltd.

May: Strategic partnership for ship-shore communication with Dualog

June: Cooperation with DNV GL in data platform

September: Collaboration with NTT Group and Dualog for experiment of onboard IoT platform

Active IT utilization

May: Selected as a “2017 Competitive IT Strategy Company for the second consecutive year

3. Expanding businesses in growing market -LNG fuel-Introduce liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel

February: The world’s first LNG bunkering vessel ENGIE Zeebrugge delivered

June: LNG bunkering operations of ENGIE Zeebrugge started

Marketing LNG as a marine fuel

October: Gas4Sea selected by Statoil for LNG bunkering

4. Safety and Reliable Transportation

Hiring and training highly skilled crews

July: NYK-TDG Maritime Academy celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

November: 152 students graduated from NYK-TDG Maritime Academy

Improve the quality transport of dry bulk cargo

August: Distributes digital version of safe cargo operation guidelines to nearly 180 bulk carriers

5. As a Good Corporate Citizen

NYK Maritime Museum and NYK Hikawamaru

July: Japan’s imperial couple visit NYK Maritime Museum

August: Receive National Maritime Award

Initiatives for environment activities

March: Selected “Best Green Shipping Line” by French ports

March: Two NYK vessels received Panama Canal's Green Connection Award

June: Three NYK Group companies received recognitions at 18th Annual Logistics Environment Awards

July: A containership NYK Blue Jay Named 2016 Ship of the Year.