NYK Holds Fuel-saving Seminars for Shipowners and Ship-management Companies
March 12, 2013
At the seminar in the city of Imabari
NYK recently held two fuel-saving seminars for shipowners and ship-management companies. The first was conducted on March 4 at the Imabari Kokusai Hotel in the city of Imabari, Ehime prefecture, and the second was held on March 7 at the NYK head office in Tokyo. A total of 135 participants representing 64 shipowners and ship-management companies that have business relationships with NYK attended the events.
Slow steaming has become the most effective method to save on fuel, but concerns have remained about the impact slow steaming has on a ship’s main engine. But NYK studies have confirmed that slow steaming results in a decrease in thermal load and adverse effects can be controlled.
In this fuel-saving seminar, Tsutomu Shoji, an NYK corporate officer and general manager of the company’s Fleet Upkeep Group, explained advantages to main engines caused by slow steaming based on the company’s detailed analyses of performance results for the past several years. He also talked about methods to minimize any adverse effects. Detailed explanations were then given by engine manufacturer representatives from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Hitachi Zosen Corporation, and Diesel United Ltd.
NYK senior managing corporate officer Tadaaki Naito opens the seminar
During the two-and-a-half-hour seminars in Imabari and Tokyo, NYK explained information and services that can be used to achieve fuel-savings. The company was also able to clear up any doubts by responding to various questions from participants, who were then asked for their cooperation in the company’s efforts.
As CO2 emission controls tighten and bunker prices rise, NYK recognizes that fuel-saving measures are very important issues for the entire maritime industry. NYK will thus continue the company's efforts to improve understanding by providing technical information based on specific data so that our ships can run more economically and produce fewer emissions.
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