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ASEAN Delegates Visit NYK Group to Learn about Advanced Navigational Support Technology and LNG-fueled Vessels

On November 29, 10 delegates from nine ASEAN countries visited two NYK Group companies to learn about navigational support technology and Japan’s first LNG-fueled vessel. The event was sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

Japan Marine Science Inc. (JMS) introduced its 360-degree high-quality large-screen ship-handling simulator and then offered a presentation about how the system navigates a vessel by calculating optimal routes developed by JMS. The participants listened intently and even tried their hand at navigating a vessel via the simulator.

Delegate at the helm

Presentation about how the system navigates a vessel by calculating optimal routes

Shin-Nippon Kaiyosha then offered a tour of Japan's first LNG-fueled vessel, Sakigake,* at Honmoku Pier in Yokohama. NYK employees explained the company’s environmental initiatives for shifting to LNG fuel, and an active discussion was had.

Tour of Sakigake

Presentation by NYK employee

* Sakigake
A tug equipped with dual-fuel engines that can use either LNG or diesel oil, depending on the condition. Compared with conventional tugboats that use marine diesel oil, the ship emits about 30 percent less carbon dioxide, 80 percent less nitrogen oxide, and absolutely no sulfur oxide when using LNG as fuel.

- Japan Marine Science Inc.

Head office: 580, Horikawa-cho Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
President: Koichi Akamine
Shareholder: NYK 100%

- Shin-Nippon Kaiyosha Corporation

Head office: 19F MINATOMIRAI CENTER BUILDING 3-6-1, Minatomirai 3-Chome, Nishi-Ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
President: Yukihiro Tatara
Shareholder: NYK 100%

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