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NYK Holds Annual Roundtable Discussion on Safe Vessel Operations with President, Captains, Chief Engineers, and Seafarers

NYK held its annual roundtable discussion on safe vessel operations with executive officers and corporate auditors connected online with seafarers on board and on land, in addition to staff involved in operations such as sales and operations. A total of 164 participants openly exchanged opinions about the safe operation of vessels that the NYK Group is managing and operating.

This meeting is part of NYK’s Remember Naka-no-Se safety campaign* and is chaired by NYK president Hitoshi Nagasawa, who oversees NYK’s Safety and Environmental Management Committee.** The gathering allows top management to exchange opinions directly with captains and chief engineers and further develop practical measures with respect to safe operation of our vessels.

At this discussion, seafarers serving on an LNG carrier currently operating at sea also participated and actively exchanged opinions on the importance of inter-ship and land-to-land communication and ESG management on board. President Nagasawa commented, "In order to embody ESG on board, we would like you to continue to strive for safe operation with a high level of awareness."

NYK has positioned safe operation as the basis of business continuity and a priority in ESG management and will continue to strive to further strengthen our safety management system.

Round-table conference (Participants alone in rooms have their masks removed)

Outline of participating LNG vessel
Length overall: 288 meters
Breadth: 49 meters
Tank capacity: approx.145,400 cubic meters
Shipyard: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Nagasaki Shipyard
Flag: Bahamas

On February 3, NYK released the NYK Group ESG Story,*** which aims to further integrate ESG into the company’s management strategy and promotes activities that contribute to the achievement of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) through business activities. This round-table discussion on ship and land is one of our ESG activities. We will promote new value creation as a sustainable solution provider to strongly promote ESG management.

* Remember Naka-no-Se Safety Campaign
To ensure that the lessons learned from the Diamond Grace oil spill in July 1997 remain fresh, NYK conducts a two-month safety campaign every year from July 1. During this period, top management at NYK reconfirms the importance of safe operations with all NYK employees.

** Safety and Environmental Management Committee
NYK’s highest decision-making body related to safety measures and environmental issues. The committee was established in April 2004 and is chaired by the president.

*** NYK Group ESG Story
A guideline detailing concrete efforts to integrate ESG into management strategies of the NYK Group.


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