NYK Container Line Receives METI Award
-Teams with Kubota Corp. for more efficient use of container trucks-
December 5, 2013
NYK Container Line Ltd. (NCL; head office: Tokyo; President: Takuji Nakai), an NYK Group company, has received the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Award under the Excellent Green Logistics Commendation Program organized by METI, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), and other organizations. NCL was presented the award as one of the joint project partners of the Kubota Corporation (head office: Osaka; chairman, president, and CEO: Yasuo Masumoto).
Under the Excellent Green Logistics Commendation Program, METI and MLIT recognize excellent projects that substantially contribute to global warming mitigation in Japan’s logistics sector. The program aims to encourage voluntary initiatives by companies and to promote green logistics diffusion. Acceptable program projects are those that effectively reduce CO2 emissions through partnership efforts between consignors and logistics companies.
By taking advantage of its inland container terminals, Kubota has promoted effective round use of trucks in transporting marine containers during import and export. Such efforts were highly evaluated for mitigating CO2 emissions and for the rate at which emissions were reduced. NCL contributed as one of the 22 joint-partner companies participating in the project.
An award ceremony will be held at the 12th Green Logistics Partnership Conference on December 12, 2013, at the Tokyo International Forum.
The NYK Group takes an active role in social issues, including environment protection, as a good global citizen and strives to help attain a better global society.
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