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The NYK Group's Top News Stories for 2014
-Differentiation from competitors through use of creative solutions -

December 26, 2014

The NYK Group’s top news stories for 2014 are reviewed below.
1.    New medium-term management plan, More Than Shipping 2018 —Stage 2 leveraged by Creative Solutions-”
March: NYK announced its new medium-term management plan, a five-year plan starting from April 2014.
-       Differentiation from competitors through use of the NYK Group's creative solutions
-       Investments focused on LNG (liquefied natural gas) and the offshore business; a shift toward an asset-light business model
-       Strengthening the group’s financial foundation
2.    Shipping
Strengthening NYK’s container transportation competitiveness
April: NYK reached time charter agreements for eight new 14,000 TEU container vessels that will feature improved fuel efficiency compared with today's containerships of a similar size.
September:NYK transferred container stowage planning to the Kumamoto office of Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc. in Japan, from NYK’s office in Singapore.
Creating the next generation of car carriers
May:      Japan’s first post-Panamax car carrier, which has a capacity of 7,000 units, was delivered.
3.    More Than Shipping
Expanding the group’s auto logistics business
January: Kazakhstan and Indonesia; June: Mexico; October: Myanmar
NYK established more auto logistics business bases, particularly in newly emerging countries, and enhanced the group’s auto logistics services.
July: NYK Group companies teamed with others to offer next-generation auto logistics solutions through the jointly implemented “Symphony Project.”
Practical use of LNG fuel
March: United European Car Carriers (UECC),* which is jointly owned by NYK and Wallenius Lines, signed a contract to construct two dual-fuel LNG pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs).
July: NYK decided to build the world’s first LNG bunkering vessel to participate in the LNG bunkering business.
Advancements in the LNG and offshore businesses?
January: NYK welcomed the first Filipinos to take on the roles of captain and chief engineer on an NYK-operated LNG vessel.
August:As part of Japan LNG Investment, a joint venture company between NYK and the Mitsubishi Corporation, NYK announced its participation in the Cameron LNG project, a mid- to up-stream LNG project.
NYK Group technology in use
October:Nippon Yuka Kogyo's SKY-SYSTEM (ballast-water management system) received approval from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
November:          Nippon Yuka Kogyo Co. Ltd. developed a new lubricity-improving, anti-mold oil additive.
4.    CSR: continuing efforts to be a good corporate citizen
Third-party evaluations
February:NYK was the only Japanese company in the industrial transportation sector included in the Bronze Class of the 2014 Sustainability Year book of RobecoSAM.
March: NYK was the first company in the maritime industry selected to be part of the Nadeshiko Brand, which recognizes companies that offer a work environment that encourages women.
September and October:NYK was selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and FTSE4Good Index for the 12th consecutive year.
Recognition of annual report
December:          NYK received WICI Japan’s Award for Excellence in Integrated Reporting for the company’s 2014 NYK Report.
Continual recognition for the company’s environmental measures
October: NYK was included in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index for a third consecutive year.
Social contributions
April: The 10 th anniversary of the establishment of NYK’s Office for Corporate Citizenship.
June:NYK Tokyo introduced a volunteer point system to support employees’ social contribution activities.
May: Croatia; July: Iwate, Japan; August: China; September: Hiroshima, Japan
NYK support was provided in the above areas in response to natural disasters.
5.    Other
Violation of Japan’s antimonopoly act
March:A cease and desist order and surcharges-payment (extraordinary charge of 13.1 billion yen) order was received from the Japan Fair Trade Commission.
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