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Inside NYK's World-First Autonomous Ship Trial

by this trial will also be applied to future coastal ships, which currently face serious crew shortages. The SSR can become a basic technology for remote and unmanned navigation, contributing to social issues through business that embodies NYK’s “Bringing value to life” mission.The NYK Group will accelerate its digitalization efforts based on the company’s medium-term management plan “Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green,” and will conduct development and demonstration tests of advanced operational support technologies to realize manned autonomous ships

Attaching an Argos GPS beacon to a turtle’s shell (Photo: NYK Line)

NYK Sponsors Endangered Sea Turtle Research

Minabecho in Wakayama prefecture, which is where most loggerhead sea turtles lay their eggs on the main island of Japan. The number of eggs spawned in one’s lifetime is counted with the aim of studying the sea turtle’s behavior patterns and keeping the turtles free of danger.A total of 24 NYK Group employees and citizen volunteers participated in the research, which was divided into two sessions, one conducted on July 4–6 and another on July 11–13. The volunteers patrolled the beach at nighttime, helped attach identification tags to the turtles, and recorded and measured their

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Shipping Company Sponsors Sea Turtle Research

 Commercial shipping line NYK said it has once again sponsored the Kishu Minabe Sea Turtle Research Project conducted by the NPO Earthwatch Japan. This year, 13 NYK Group employees volunteered to participate in research sessions conducted on July 9-11 and again on July 13-15. Minabecho in Wakayama prefecture is where most loggerhead sea turtles lay their eggs on the main island of Japan, but a shortage of staff has prevented sufficient identification surveys from being conducted. This research project started last year with the aim of studying the sea turtle’s behavior patterns and

Marine Guard 100 (MG 100), has rust conversion properties Photo NYK

NYK Jointly Develops Innovative Anti-rust Agent

by crew members is greatly reduced. Moreover, MG 100 is expected to directly contribute to reducing maintenance costs associated with metal rust. NYK’s medium-term management plan, “More Than Shipping 2018,” encourages the creation of creative solutions such as this, and the NYK Group will continue to promote work efficiency and advance R&D activities in operations across the group to further enhance safety and performance.  

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NYK Aims at Developing New Shipping and Logistics Solution

Tokyo-based shipping line NYK Group (Nippon Yusen Kaisha) has decided to establish a new company, Symphony Creative Solutions (SCS) in Singapore, to develop and market new solutions in the shipping and logistics fields. NYK, along with its subsidiaries, the Monohakobi Technology Institute and NYK Business Systems, has teamed up with Weathernews and Kozo Keikaku Engineering for the new venture to further the development of the Symphony Project.   "Symphony Project" will aim to create new value in the auto logistics supply chain and offer next-generation solutions for its customers

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