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The NYK Group's Top News Stories for 2016

December 21, 2016

The top news stories from the NYK Group during 2016, the halfway mark for the creative solutions emphasized in the company’s More than Shipping 2018 medium- to long-term management plan, are reviewed below.
 
1. Recreate the NYK Group for a new era
 
--President Naito’s encouragement during challenging economic times
  April, October: “Band together to overcome the raging seas and pursue new?advantages”
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004214.html
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004446.html
 
--Integration of container shipping businesses
  October: Container shipping business to be integrated with those of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. and
  Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., aiming to provide higher quality and more competitive services
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/dbps_data/_material_/_files/000/000/004/488/161031_5.pdf
 
2. Differentiation through creative solutions
 
--Delivery of new, energy-efficient containership 
  March: 14,000-TEU containership equipped with the world’s first dual rating engine enters NYK fleet. It
  enables the greatest operational energy savings in the shipping industry
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004270.html
 
--Developing next-generation shipping and logistics solutions
  March: Symphony Creative Solutions Pte. Ltd. (SCS) established in Singapore
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004280.html
 
--Making use of innovative technology to reduce environmental loads
  September: World’s first LNG-fueled pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) delivered
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004443.html
 
3. Promote “More Than Shipping” powerfully
 
--Expanding business offshore
  March, July, September: Three FPSOs begin oil production
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004269.html
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004376.html
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004429.html
  June: First Japanese shipping company to enter the subsea industry
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004340.html
 
--Enhancement of overseas car logistics bases
  October, December: Car logistics companies established in Kenya and Vietnam
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004464.html
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004550.html
 
--Accumulation of expertise in the field of LNG as a fuel
  September: Announcement of new global brand for LNG bunkering service — “Gas4Sea”
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004421.html
 
--Stable profits secured by new terminal businesses
  August: New container terminal in Jakarta starts commercial operations
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004407.html
  November: Share of New York/New Jersey's terminal acquired
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004529.html
 
4. Contribution to long-term, stable transportation of energy-resources
 
--Safe and reliable transportation for customers
  January: New coal carrier delivered for Chugoku Electric Power Co. Inc.
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004222.html
  January: Long-term contract for a wood-chip carrier concluded with Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co. Ltd.
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004221.html
  June: First commercial transit through expanded Panama Canal by LPG carrier for Astomos Energy
  Corporation
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004359.html
  December: LNG vessel delivered for Petronet LNG Limited
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004552.html
 
5. Recognitions by society
 
--CSR
  September: Hikawa Maru designated as important cultural property in Japan
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004434.html
  October: Initiatives introduced at UN's #GlobalGoals Week
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004452.html
 
--Environment
  February: Only Japanese company to be recognized with ESI Award from the ports of Le Havre, Rouen, 
  and Paris
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004265.html
  July: Japan's first LNG-fueled tugboat Sakigake recognized with Technological Development Award at 
  the 17th annual Logistics Environment Awards
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004370.html
 
--Creative solutions
  June: Selected as a 2016 Competitive IT Strategy Company for use of IoT and big data; first in maritime
  industry to be recognized
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004346.html
  July: LNG-fueled ship Sakigake recognized with Technology Special Award at the 2015 Ship of the Year
  Awards
  http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004377.html
 
 
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