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The NYK Group has completed its Sail On Safety winter safety campaign, which ran from December 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016.

Under the theme "Think, Act, and Be Safe," the campaign has been conducted annually by the entire NYK Group to prevent accidents that can be more frequent in turbulent seas during the winter season.

In this year’s campaign, 410 NYK Group executives and employees visited 242 vessels to exchange broad opinions with onboard crews about the prevention of accidents, collisions, and engine trouble in turbulent seas. Through this campaign, the visitors gained a greater understanding of the particular condition of each vessel and realized again the importance of smooth communication and mutual understanding between onboard crew and offshore staff for safe ship operations.

This was the 12th year of the campaign, and in total 3,877 NYK Group members have now made 2,416 visits to vessels.

The NYK Group will continue to strengthen its safety activities through collaboration between onboard crew and offshore staff to ensure that “safety,” which is the group’s most important mission, is maintained and NYK remains a trusted and reliable partner for customers.

The 2015 NYK Report has been recognized with an Award for Excellence* at the 18th Nikkei Annual Report Awards. This is the third consecutive year that NYK has received this recognition.**

Sponsored by Nikkei Inc. and founded in 1998 for the purpose of improving the quality of annual reports, the Nikkei Annual Report Awards annually recognizes excellent annual reports. In 2015, a total of 71 companies applied for this award, and active fund managers and analysts carefully evaluated the submissions based on 10 wide-ranging criteria.

The 2015 NYK Report begins with new NYK president Tadaaki Naito encouraging a bold and sound approach to attain the goals of the “More Than Shipping 2018” medium-term management plan. In the body of the report, value-enhancement processes by the NYK Group are presented, focusing on business models and the NYK Group’s value and strengths, such as human capital development, environmental initiatives, and safety activities. The NYK Group’s CSR activities are also presented as an important part of the group’s differentiation.

The awards ceremony will be held in Tokyo on February 22.

NYK finds this award encouraging and will continue its efforts to disclose relevant information and data that benefits NYK’s stakeholders.

The report can be accessed through the link below.

* A grand prize is presented to one company, a runner-up prize to four companies, an award for excellence to 13 companies, a special award to two companies, and an award for encouragement to two companies.

** Related press releases:

NYK Report Recognized with Award for Excellence at 2014 Nikkei Annual Report Awards

NYK Receives Award for Excellence at 2014 Nikkei Annual Report Awards

NYK Report Receives Special Achievement Award at 2013 Nikkei Annual Report Awards

NYK Receives Special Achievement Award at 2013 Nikkei Annual Report Awards

New Coal Carrier Shin Sekiyo Delivered


On January 15, a new coal carrier, Shin Sekiyo, was delivered at Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Saikai city, Nagasaki prefecture). A delivery and naming ceremony was held at the shipyard on the same day and attended by NYK chairman Yasumi Kudo and representatives from Chugoku Electric Power Co. Inc.

Shin Sekiyo is the successor to the first Sekiyo operated by NYK. After delivery, the ship will be assigned to transport coal mainly from Australia and Indonesia to power plants operated by Chugoku Electric Power.

Compared to the standard 70,000-ton Panamax bulk carrier, Shin Sekiyo has a wider beam and a shallower draft, improving transportation efficiency to ports having a limited water depth.

In accordance with its “More Than Shipping 2018” medium-term management plan, NYK will continue its efforts to make use of creative solutions to provide stable and economical coal transport.


About Shin Sekiyo

Length Overall: 235.00 meters 

Breadth: 43.00 meters

Summer Draft: 13.073 meters 

Gross Tonnage: 50,794 tons

Deadweight Tonnage: 90,781 metric tons

Builder: Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.