Environmental Awards

  • NYK Blue Jay Named 2016 Ship of the Year
    "NYK Blue Jay," a 14,000 TEU containership, was named the 2016 Ship of the Year in the Large Cargo Ship category by the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE), recognizing the vessel's advanced energy-saving technology and the world's first dual rating system, which features two power ranges (high and low) that allow the ship to realize optimal fuel consumption.

  • Three NYK Group Companies Receive Recognitions at the 18th Logistics Environment Awards
    Three NYK Group companies received awards at the 18th annual Logistics Environment Awards sponsored by the Japan Federation of Freight Industries (JFFI), recognizing the companies' activities in the areas of environmental conservation and environmental awareness.

  • NYK-operated Ships Receive the Panama Canal's Green Connection Award
    Two NYK-operated vessels, "Garnet Leader" and "NYK Remus," were awarded the Panama Canal Authority's Green Connection Award for demonstrating excellent environmental stewardship.

  • NYK Selected "Best Green Shipping Line" by HAROPA for Fourth Consecutive Year
    NYK's high Environmental Ship Index score resulted in the company being selected "Best Green Shipping Line" by HAROPA, a joint venture comprising three French ports, for a fourth consecutive year.

  • NYK's Initiatives Introduced at UN's #GlobalGoals Week
    In a recent speech at the U.N., NYK was the only Japanese company mentioned to be promoting the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs.

  • NYK received vessel speed reduction award in August 2016
    NYK received award for extraordinary compliance with the vessel speed reduction program by the Port of Los Angeles.

  • Japan's First LNG-fueled Ship Receives Technology Special Award at the 2015 Ship of the Year Awards
    Sakigake was recognized by the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers for its environmental performance, design, and technical developments.

  • Japan's First LNG-fueled Tugboat Garners Recognition for NYK at 17th Annual Logistics Environment Awards
    The award, sponsored by the Japan Federation of Freight Industries, recognized the environmental load reduction achieved by Japan's first LNG-fueled tugboat, Sakigake.

  • NYK Receives ESI Award for Third Consecutive Year
    NYK was once again recognized with an Environmental Ship Index (ESI) award by HAROPA. (ESI: A benchmark that assesses the environmental performance of ships.)

  • NYK Receives Highest Rating on SMBC Sustainability Assessment Loan
    NYK’s ESG activities and disclosure were highly assessed and once again given the highest rating on the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s Sustainability Assessment Loan.

  • NYK's Ship Information Management System Recognized at 2015 Eco-Products Awards
    The NYK Group’s development and operation of a Ship Information Management System (SIMS) was recognized with Japan’s Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Award at the 2015 Eco-Products Awards.

  • NYK's Ship Information Management System Receives Japan's 2015 Minister of the Environment Award
    NYK’s Ship Information Management System was recognized with Japan’s 2015 Minister of the Environment Award in the Technical Development and Commercialization category.

  • NYK Included in Climate Disclosure Leadership Index for a Fourth Consecutive Year
    NYK was once again included in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) after receiving a perfect score on the CDP's 2015 climate change information request.

  • NYK's Ship Information Management System Recognized with Special Award from Japan Institute of Navigation in July 2015
    The NYK Group was recognized for its development and operation of a ship information management system that enables timely sharing of vessel navigation and engine data.

  • NYK Included in Climate Disclosure Leadership Index in October 2014 for a Third Consecutive Year
    NYK was once again included in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), scoring 99 out of 100 points in the CDP's 2014 climate change information request.

  • NYK's environment-friendly tugboat has been awarded the 2013 Marine Engineering of the Year award by the Japan Institute of Marine Engineering
    Tsubasa, owned by Wing Maritime Service Corporation, an NYK Group company, is the first tug in Japan to be equipped with a hybrid propulsion system.

  • NYK Container Line (NCL) Receives METI Award in December 2013
    NCL teamed with the Kubota Corp. for more efficient use of container trucks in a program that aims to encourage voluntary initiatives by companies and to promote green logistics diffusion.

  • NYK Group Recognized at 2013 Eco-Products Awards in November 2013
    The NYK Group's development and operation of an energy-saving air-lubrication system for vessels won Japan's Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Award. The recognition aims to support the providers of eco-products by giving attention to those that reduce environmental burdens.

  • NYK Included in 2013 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index in November 2013
    For a second consecutive year, NYK was selected by CDP to be included in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI).

  • Yusen Real Estate Corporation (YFK) Receives Award from Japan Association for Real Estate Sciences in November 2013
    YLK's establishment of insightful new business programs was recognized.

  • NYK Receives Nikkei Global Environmental Technology Award in October 2013
    The award was presented in recognition of the NYK Group's use of its energy-saving air-lubrication system for vessels.

  • Yusen Real Estate Corporation (YFK) Receives Award from Journalists in October 2013
    The award was presented in recognition of YFK's two brownout activities that were implemented immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake.

  • NYK Group Selected as a Finalist for the Environment Award at the Lloyd's List Global Awards 2013 (October 2013)
    The NYK Group's development and operation of its energy-saving air-lubrication system for vessels received recognition.

  • NYK Group Vessel Selected as “Ship of the Year” by the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers in July 2013
    The energy-saving air-lubrication system on Soyo was recognized.

  • NYK Group Receives Award for Excellence at 40th Environmental Awards (sponsored by the Hitachi Environment Foundation and Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Ltd) in June 2013
    NYK Group's development and operation of an energy-saving air-lubrication system for vessels won the prize because “global environmental preservation can be expected by the further progress and spread of this technology.”

  • Excellent Company of “Green Flag” selected in May 2013
    By Port of Long Beach for slow steaming program (achieving 100%)

  • The NYK Group awarded as a finalist for the Clean Shipping Award at the Seatrade Awards 2013 in May
    NYK Group's development and operation of an energy-saving air-lubrication system for vessels received significant recognition.

  • NYK Group Receives Japan's 2012 Minister of the Environment Award in December 2012
    NYK Group's development and operation of an energy-saving air-lubrication system for vessels received the prize in the technical development and commercialization categories for the promotion of measures to address climate change.

  • NYK Included in Two Major Carbon Leadership Indexes-Only Company in Shipping and Logistics Industry to Be Part of Both Indexes- in October 2012
    NYK has been selected by CDP (the Carbon Disclosure Project) as one of only five companies in the FTSE Japan Index of nearly 500 Japanese companies to be included in the Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI). In addition, the company was one of 22 companies to be included in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI).

  • Excellent Company of “Green Flag” selected in May 2012
    By Port of Long Beach for slow steaming program (achieving 99.07%)

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  • The 15th Environmental Communication Awards (the Sustainability Report Grand Prize) in February 2012
    The 2011 CSR report published by the NYK group was highly evaluated for the theme of strategic environmental management and information disclosure including sustainability, climate change, biodiversity, and credibility.

  • “Ship of the Year” at The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers in May 2011
    The energy-saving air-lubrication system for vessels YAMATAI&YAMATO recognized

  • NYK and Nippon Steel Receive Ichimura Industrial Award for Development and Use of Highly Corrosion-Resistant Steel on Crude-Oil Tankers in April 2011
    The prize was awarded for the development and use of NSGP-1,*1 highly corrosion-resistant steel plates

    *1 NSGP
    The Nippon Steel Green Project (NSGP) is a registered trademark of Nippon Steel.
  • The 20th Earth Environment Prize (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Award) in February 2011
    Presented by the Fujisankei Group for NYK's global activities focusing on environmental-protection measures, including experiments with an air-lubrication system to reduce CO2 emissions during maritime transport.

  • Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Award in February 2011 for energy-savings at the Yusen Building
    Presented by the Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry for the reduction of electricity and steam use at the company's headquarters.

  • The 17th Chiba Prefecture Architecture-Culture Award in December 2010
    Nippon Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd. received the 17th Chiba Prefecture Architecture-Culture Award for the environment-friendly architecture incorporated in its hangar for engineering and maintenance at Narita International Airport.

  • Environment Award 2010 by the UK Warehouse Association in July 2010
    Presented to NYK Logistics UK Ltd. by the UK Warehouse Association for the company's reduction of electricity and CO2 emissions.

  • Venice Environzmental Prize in April 2010
    Presented to Crystal Serenity, operated by Crystal Cruises Inc., for the third time since the award started being presented in 2007.

  • Good Design Award for Auriga Leader, Good Design Frontier Design Award for NYK Super Eco Ship 2030 at Good Design Awards by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization in October, 2010.

  • “Ship of the Year” at Lloyd's List 2009 Global Awards in September, 2009
    The solar-power-assisted Auriga Leader recognized

  • Logistics Environmental Grand Prize in June, 2009
    By Japan Federation of Freight Industries for NYK's experiment utilizing solar energy partially

  • Venice Environmental Prize in June, 2009
    Crystal Serenity, operated by Crystal Cruises Inc.

  • Excellent Company of “Green Flag” selected in April, 2009
    By Port of Long Beach for slow steaming program

  • Environmental Prize Awarded by Ports of Stockholm in April, 2009
    Crystal Symphony, operated by Crystal Cruises Inc.

  • The 18th Earth Environment Prize ('Excellent Company Selected by Earth Environment Conference Award') in February, 2009
    By Fujisankei Group for NYK's global activities that have focused on environmental protection and maritime pollution-prevention measures

  • The 16th Earth Environment Prize (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Award) in February, 2007
    By Fujisankei Group for NYK's global activities that have focused on environmental protection and maritime pollution-prevention measures

  • Business Development Award in April, 2006
    Yusen Terminals Inc. was awarded by Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, California

  • Green Flag Environmental Achievement Award in March, 2006
    17 ships which we operated were recognized by the Port of Long Beach

  • Cruise Ship Environmental Award in September, 2005
    Crystal Harmony awarded by the Port of San Francisco, Cruise Terminal Environmental Advisory Committee

  • Thor Heyerdahl International Maritime Environmental Award in May, 2005
    By Minister of Trade and Industry in the Kingdom of Norway for safe vessel operations and environmental conservation in cooperation with the owners of chartered vessels and ship-management companies

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    The 14th Earth Environment Prize (Chairman Prize of the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations) in February, 2005
    By Fujisankei Group for NYK's high assessment of the company's safe vessel operations and its focus on protection of the environment; for our proactive development and application of cutting-edge environmental technologies

  • The 2004 City of Boise EnviroGuard Award in September, 2004
    By the City of Boise, Idaho US

  • The Best Quality Ship Award in May, 2004
    By the Japan Federation of Pilots' Association for NYK's contribution for environmental protection through our safe vessel operation

  • The World Excellence Award for Environmental Leadership in April, 2004
    By Ford Motor Company

  • The Prize for Activities to Protect the Logistics Environment in June, 2003
    By the Japan Federation of Freight Industries

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