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YCS Co. Ltd.* (head office: Tokyo, president: Yoshiro Tateishi), an NYK Group company, has received a letter of appreciation from the Tokyo immigration authority for professional services rendered by the company during port visits by cruise ships.

The Yokohama District Immigration Office of the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau presented the letter as an expression of its gratitude for the contribution YCS has made to immigration control by carrying out essential duties, such as providing the bureau with quick and accurate information over many years when cruise ships call at the port of Yokohama. YCS is the first shipping agency** in Yokohama to receive such recognition.

The NYK Group makes every effort to stay in compliance with all laws and regulations, and will continue its efforts to ensure safe and seamless transportation services.

 * YCS Co. Ltd.

A joint venture owned by NYK and Suzuyo & Co. Ltd. to provide services as a shipping agency and employment agency.

 ** Shipping agency

A company that acts on behalf of shipowners to handle various tasks and responsibilities required by authorities and other stakeholders when a ship enters and leaves port.

On June 10, 2017, the port of Matsuyama (Matsuyama city, Ehime prefecture) welcomed NYK-operated M/V NORD NEPTUNE, the first panamax coal carrier to visit the port.

The Ehime prefectural government and the Shikoku Regional Development Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism recently completed an international logistics terminal project to reconstruct the port by deepening the berth to 13 meters. To help the berth accept large vessels, NYK provided technical support through Sumiseki Trading Co. Ltd. which operates a coal center at the port.

 Large vessels are expected to improve the efficiency of coal imports by expanding handling capacity and boosting the development of local industries.

 NYK will continue its efforts to effectively utilize the company’s accumulated technical knowledge to provide customers with value-added benefits.


Vessel Particulars

Length Overall: 225.00 meters

Breadth: 32.30 meters

Gross Tonnage: 38,892 tons

Deadweight Tonnage: 75,726 tons

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We are pleased to announce that the dedicated Asia–Hawaii Express will be upgraded from a fortnightly service to a weekly sailing starting in July 2017. This enhancement will provide our valued clients with additional flexibility to efficiently manage the needs of their supply chain.

New Service

Asia–Hawaii Express (AHX) – Weekly Service

Turnaround: 35 days / Deployed vessels: 700–1,000 TEU vessel x 5

Rotation: Shanghai (WGQ) – Busan – Yokohama – Honolulu – Yokohama – Shanghai (WGQ)

* No change from current rotation

Initial weekly sailing: Late July 2017