Introduction of renewable energy

Hikawa Maru Shifts to Renewable Energy

On September 2019, Hikawa Maru, an NYK museum ship moored in front of Yamashita Park in Yokohama, shifted to electricity sourced from renewable energy in NYK's effort to help the city of Yokohama achieve the goals of its Zero Carbon Yokohama plan*1 for realizing carbon neutrality.
The NYK Group is dedicated to achieving the SDGs through its business activities, and this transition to renewable energy is one of the group's initiatives. NYK will continue its efforts to realize a sustainable society.

  1. *1Zero Carbon Yokohama plan
    A plan enacted by the city of Yokohama in Kanagawa prefecture to strengthen countermeasures against global warming and realize decarbonization (net-zero GHG emissions) as soon as possible in the last half of this century, and to promote efforts to realize a sustainable large-city model.

Installation of solar-power generation equipment in training facility

Rooftop solar-power generation facilities at the NYK Tobitakyu general training institute have been working since 2002.
Consisting of six generators with 420 solar panels (120 centimeters by 80 centimeters) with a generating capacity of 50 kilowatts, equivalent to the power demand of approximately 15 households, the system can meet Approximately 30% of the electricity needs of the institute. Unused daytime capacity is sold to an electricity company.

Solar Energy Generating System ⁄⁄ NYK Trading Corporation ⁄⁄

October 2012

A solar energy generating system located at a warehouse owned by Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. in the U.S. state of New Jersey was connected to the electrical grid. The system is expected to generate about 650,000 kWh of electricity per year.
This project is eligible for Solar Renewable Energy Certificates offered by the State of New Jersey as well as a subsidy from the U.S. federal government, and will help promote the use of renewable energy sources.

June 2013

A solar energy generating system in Hokkaido was connected to the town of Yakumo's power grid in June 2013.
The system was installed on land owned by Taiheiyo Kisen Kaisha and is expected to generate 1,920,000 kWh of electricity per year.

July 2013

A solar energy generating system located at a warehouse owned by Geneq Inc. in Kitakyushu, Japan, was connected to the electrical grid on 12 July 2013. The system is expected to generate about 470,000 kWh of electricity per year. All generated solar energy will be sold to Kyushu Electric Power Company Inc.

April 2014

A new solar energy facility that can generate 2.2 million kWh of electricity per year, equivalent to the annual amount used by about 700 households, was connected to the Hokkaido city of Ishikari's power grid.
Moreover, NYK Trading will begin construction of the another solar energy facility, capable of generating 1.5 megawatts of power, in the Hokkaido city of Tomakomai, thus increasing power generation to 5.5 megawatts by solar facilities installed in Hokkaido by the company.

March 2015

A solar energy generating system in Hokkaido was connected to the city of Tomakomai's power grid. This solar energy facility can generate 1,700,000 kWh of electricity per year, equivalent to the annual amount used by about 650 households.

December 2015

A solar energy generating system in Shanghai located on the rooftop of a vehicle processing center owned by NYK Automotive Logistics (China) Co., Ltd. was connected to the electrical grid. The system is expected to generate about 1,280,000 kWh of electricity per year.

This project is eligible for subsidy from the Chinese central government and city of Shanghai, and will help promote the use of renewable energy sources in China.