NYK has issued the English version of the company’s 2015 NYK Report, which includes information that would traditionally be found in an annual report and a CSR report.
The report contains information about the NYK Group’s finances and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts to efficiently provide stakeholders with a reliable overview of the company’s activities.
In addition, new NYK president Tadaaki Naito discusses the Group’s aim to boldly and soundly diversify, as set out in the company’s medium-term management plan “More Than Shipping 2018 — Stage 2 Leveraged by Creative Solutions.” Further, the company’s 2015 fiscal management policy and efforts to strengthen governance are reviewed, together with efforts to meet customers’ expectations and social responsibilities through creative solutions based on strong foundations.
The report also focuses on the process to enhance corporate value, and makes use of an actual segment of the NYK Group’s business — i.e., auto logistics — to demonstrate how the Group has established an overwhelming competitive advantage in auto logistics services that include not only sea transport but also inland logistics and car terminals.
The Group’s CSR activities, which have become an integral part of the company, are also highlighted, in addition to the value and strengths accumulated over 130 years of operations, particularly human resources, environmental awareness, and safety.
The full report can be accessed through the following link- http://www.nyk.com/english/ir/library/nyk/
On July 30, a ceremony was held at the port of Soma in Fukushima prefecture to commemorate the arrival of a new coal carrier, Shinchi Maru.
This vessel was delivered in March this year and replaced the identically named Shinchi Maru vessel built in 1995. The new Shinchi Maru will carry coal from the port of Newcastle in Australia to the Shinchi power plant of Soma Kyodo Power Company Ltd. (head office: Shinchi town, Fukushima prefecture; president: Hisahiko Aoki). The name Shinchi Maru is derived from the location of this power plant.
In commemoration of the ship’s arrival, a plate of Aizu lacquerware, a coveted product of Fukushima prefecture, was presented to the ship’s captain by Mr. Ono, director and chief of Shinchi power plant.
In accordance with its “More Than Shipping 2018” medium-term management plan, NYK will continue to seek creative solutions that contribute to stable and economical coal transport.
About the new Shinchi Maru
(1) Length Overall 239.98 meters
(2) Breadth 43.00 meters
(3) Designed Draft 13.19 meters
(4) Gross Tonnage 54,920 tons
(5) Deadweight Tonnage 97,355 metric tons
(6) Builder Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
On July 23 and 24, NYK welcomed 10 elementary and junior high school teachers from Tokyo for a program to promote their understanding of corporate activities.
This training program was held during the schools’ summer vacation to deepen the teachers’ understanding of human resources development and environmental measures, some of which could be used in future school management. This is the 21st year for NYK to provide this program, which was arranged in cooperation with the Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs.
The program included lectures about the NYK Group’s business, environmental measures, and CSR activities. In addition, the participants stopped by Japan Marine Science Inc., an NYK Group company, to experience its ship-handling simulator and also visited the NYK Maritime Museum and the museum-ship Hikawa Maru.
Some feedback received from participants included the following:
--“I learnt many things and thought again about a teacher’s everyday duties and how to interact with students.”
--"I realized that transportation by ships supports our daily life and industry.”
--"The lecture on safety management while handling a ship helped me learn again the importance of communication.”
NYK, as a good corporate citizen, will continue to provide programs that contribute to our society.