NYK Introduces New Approaches to Reduce Environmental Impact at Eco-Products 2011

NYK Introduces New Approaches to Reduce Environmental Impact at Eco-Products 2011

NYK made a booth presentation at Eco-Products 2011, one of the largest environmental exhibitions in Japan, which was held from December 15 to 17 at Tokyo Big Sight (Koto-ku, Tokyo). The company exhibited under the theme “Achieving environmental friendly monohakobi (transport).” A total of 181,500 visitors attended the exhibition, with many of them visiting the NYK booth.

The display presentation at the booth include vessels equipped with new technologies such as Auriga Leader, NYK’s environmental flag ship equipped with solar panels and rechargeable batteries; and a module carrier equipped with an air-lubrication system that reduces the frictional resistance between a vessel’s bottom and the seawater by means of bubble power. Moreover, as a company that aims at accomplishing a zero-emission ship by 2050, NYK displayed NYK Super Eco Ship 2030, a conceptual, future containership for 2030, which marks the halfway point for 2050. http://www.nyk.com/2030/

For visitors, the presentation was made in a way to familiarize them with the ocean and environment, while explaining the structure of vessel and the international rules involved in the maritime industry by showing models and panels. Moreover, visitors from children to adults enjoyed experiencing an operational simulator located in the booth.

In addition, a mini-seminar lasting 15 minutes was held every day at the NYK booth during the event, in which NYK’s environmental activities were detailed, including its cutting-edge environmental technologies, its approaches for updated energy-saving ship operation, and energy-saving operations at the office.

NYK group will continue to strive to develop measures to protect the environment through developing eco-friendly vessels and promoting energy-saving ship operations.

About NYK
Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha is one of the world's leading transportation companies. At the end of March 2011, the NYK Group was operating 827 major ocean vessels, as well as fleets of planes, trains, and trucks. The company's shipping fleet includes 143 containerships, 344 bulk carriers, 57 woodchip carriers, 118 car carriers, 86 tankers, 29 LNG carriers, three cruise ships, and 47 other ships. NYK's revenue in fiscal 2010 was about $22 billion, and as a group NYK employs about 54,000 people worldwide. NYK is based in Tokyo and has regional headquarters in London, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sydney, and Sao Paulo.