Over three dates in July, NYK hosted a safety promotion conference for shipowners and ship-management companies at the NYK head office in Tokyo and at Imabari city in Ehime prefecture.
This conference is held every year as part of the “Remember Naka-no-Se” safety campaign, which draws on the lessons learnt by the Diamond Grace oil spill in July 1997 to encourage all NYK Group employees to bear in mind the importance of safe operations.
This year, a total of 180 participants from 79 companies gathered at the conference. Under the slogan "Think, Act and Be Safe,” participants reviewed actual collisions and incidents of engine trouble to prevent any recurrence. In addition, the understanding and cooperation of all was requested to formulate the “creative solutions” called for in the group’s “More Than Shipping 2018” medium-term management plan for the achievement of safe and optimal ship operations.
The NYK Group will continue to host this conference in order to ensure the safety of the entire NYK fleet, including NYK Group affiliates, shipowners, ship-management companies, and also marine- and land-related parties.
On July 14, Hermes Leader, a car carrier operated by NYK Line, rescued 336 people in the Mediterranean Sea.
On July 14, the vessel received an emergency call for help while sailing to port of Gioia Tauro, Italy after transiting the Suez Canal. The vessel immediately set a course for the given position and rescued 336 people in the afternoon.
After that, all of them were handed over to the coast guard at the port of Augusta in Sicily island in Italy on July 15.
-- About Hermes Leader --
Captain: Ivan Ivanov
Crew: 33 seafarers (Belgian, Filipino, Dutch, Greek)
Gross Tonnage: 71,177 tons
Type of Vessel: Car carrier
Ship management: Stamco Ship Management
In response to market demand, members of the G6 Alliance today announced a service enhancement in the Asia–Europe trade.
NYK will continue to make every effort to improve its service quality and reliability to respond to the diversifying needs of customers.
(1) Additional Gothenburg call and Antwerp call
The Loop 7 service will be upgraded to include port calls at Gothenburg (Sweden) and Antwerp (Belgium), thereby providing improved connections between Asia and Scandinavia as well as better transit time from Antwerp to Asia.
Qingdao – Shanghai (Yangshan) – Hong Kong – Yantian – Singapore – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Gdansk – Gothenburg – Antwerp – Southampton – Singapore – Yantian – Qingdao
Effective from the following voyage: Hyundai Drive HDV 005W29, ETA Gothenburg August 27, 2015, ETA Antwerp August 30, 2015
The G6 Alliance continues to offer a variety of services between Asia and Europe covering all major port pairs with weekly sailings, and will make service adjustments where necessary. The G6 Alliance also offers services on the Asia–North America and Transatlantic trade lanes.
The G6 Alliance members include APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha, and Orient Overseas Container Line.