NYK’s two future concept ships — NYK Super Eco Ship 2030 and NYK Super Eco Ship 2050* — were recently displayed for a few months at the Yokohama Port Museum, where NYK also sponsored a talk to introduce children to insightful aspects of life aboard ships and as a seafarer.
At the exhibition, NYK introduce its proactive environmental initiatives by displaying the ship models and showing a video featuring the newly designed emission-free concept ship NYK Super Eco Ship 2050, announced in 2018.
A talk was held on August 7 as a related event, during which an NYK officer explained the duties of a seafarer and talked about life on board.
These events were all part of the NYK Mirai Project,** which included addition activities over the summer. In fact, on August 8 NYK participated in “Children's Day for Visiting Kasumigaseki,” which was sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). And on August 21, “Manabi no Fes 2019” (Festival of Learning) was organized by the Mainichi Shimbun and the Mainichi Shogakusei Shimbun. During these events, many children enjoyed learning how to read a nautical chart, pilot a ship (using a simulator), and perform the tasks of an engineer. By all accounts, the children had a great time learning about ships and seafarers' jobs.
The company looks forward to continuing these activities to encourage interest in seafaring among the public.
* NYK Super Eco Ship
NYK’s carbon free concept ship of the future.
** NYK Mirai Project
This project consists of a series of activities that nurture greater awareness of maritime affairs and the seafaring life among Japan’s youth so that they can develop interest in the maritime industry and consider careers at shipping companies. The project was launched at the end of 2014.
- NYK Super Eco Ship Exhibition
NYK Super Eco Ship 2030
Video of NYK Super Eco Ship 2050
- During the Mirai Project activities
Children piloting the ship-handling simulator
Children taking apart a small engine
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