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.