Safety on land and in the air
Safety initiatives at ports and terminals
The prevention of accidents is the foundation of safety, and at our NYK-operated terminals in Japan (Tokyo, Yokohama, and Kobe), we continue to strengthen emergency communications systems, analyze the causes of accidents, and share information. Terminal safety officers hold regular joint safety promotion meetings to discuss reports and information from terminals and share and standardize accidentprevention measures. We also exchange information with companies in other industries who do business with the terminal as we work to improve the safety of our systems and cargo handling.
* RORO ship
Roll-on Roll-off Ship
A ship similar to a ferry that has a ramp way and a vehicle deck so that vehicles can move on and off using their own power. This structure allows direct loading and unloading without the use of cranes.
Safety initiatives in the air transport sector
Nippon Cargo Airlines Co. Ltd. (NCA) is committed to absolute safety in its operations as the highest priority task in its corporate ethics statement.
In Fiscal Year 2011, the company established four principal elements to be pursued for a culture of safety.*
This includes programs already in place like the Safety Risk Management Study Group, safety lectures, and the yearly safety awards, as well as new initiatives like the monthly safety awards to more actively show appreciation for employees who have contributed to safety, direct talks between the president and frontline employees, and education for management about safety risks. In conjunction with these activities, the company performs an annual safety survey to measure the impact and feed information into the PDCA cycle for the next year.
- Awareness and accurate reporting
- Sharing and discussing information
- Learning and nurturing
Safety in logistics
Yusen Logistics Co. Ltd. uses a proprietary ADS* to quickly communicate and share information among the people involved in the event of accident. The company also extracts and analyzes data from the system for use in the prevention of similar accidents going forward. Transportation audits are another way in which the company works to eliminate accidents and improve quality. Integrated, coordinated activities among the working level, RHQ,** and GHQ*** achieve the goals set in audits.
Accident Disclosure System
A system to categorize accidents and problems when they occur, profile them, identify responses, and immediately share information.