During the month of July, NYK held three safety promotion conferences for shipowners and ship-management companies. The first two conferences were held at the NYK head office in Tokyo and the third was convened at Imabari city in Ehime prefecture.
Every summer, NYK conducts 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 board members, employees, and related partners to bear in mind the importance of safe operations. These safety promotion conferences are conducted as part of this safety campaign to prevent the lessons of the Diamond Grace accident from fading away 20 years after the spill occurred.
This year, a total of 193 participants from 88 companies gathered at the three conferences. Under the slogan "Brush Up on Safety Awareness,” participants exchanged information mainly about physical and mental issues that may lead to accidents and troubles by crew members.
In addition, NYK expressed its gratitude for the participants’ implementation of safety measures that began after last year’s conferences and encouraged the participants to take part in the campaign’s safety promotion competitions.
The NYK Group will continue to hold these conferences in order to ensure the safety of the entire NYK fleet, including NYK Group affiliates, shipowners, ship-management companies, and marine- and land-related parties.
At the recent Jaguar Land Rover Annual Supplier Excellence Awards, NYK were presented with a silver award for their contribution to Jaguar Land Rover’s business over the course of last year. All winners at the awards ceremony were recognised for their extraordinary contribution to Jaguar Land Rover’s business, cost transformation and operational delivery. The award was presented by British actress , Joanna Lumley, OBE FRGS.
NYK are responsible for the shipment of Jaguar Land Rover’s finished vehicles to strategically important markets such as the Middle East and the west coast of the United States.
Phil O’Reilly, Marketing Director of RORO at NYK commented: “NYK is extremely proud to receive this award from Jaguar Land Rover, We hope to continue serving Jaguar Land Rover with excellent support in the future”
From left to right, Dr Ralf Speth (CEO Jaguar Land Rover), Mr Phil O’Reilly (Director NYK), Joanna Lumley (OBE FRGS), Tsutomu Yokoyama (MD NYK) and Ian Harnett (Executive Director, Human Resources and Global Purchasing, Jaguar Land Rover).
Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited NYK Maritime Museum in Yokohama on July 17, 2017, a national holiday known as Marine Day.
Yasumi Kudo, NYK Chairman and Tadashi Abe, director of NYK Maritime Museum greeted the Imperial couple and Hakuei Wakiya, vice director of museum escorted them.
The Imperial couple keenly saw the exhibition of history until today; Yataro Iwasaki who established modern Japanese shipping industry, the Bombay route established jointly with Tata company, the many celebrities who traveled on luxury passenger liners in prewar, the devastation of war, and the achievement of recovery started with the only one large-scale survivor ship Hikawa Maru. The Imperial couple expressed their impressions that today the main transportation for passengers has changed to airplanes from ships, which was once the only transportation mode.
NYK continues to prevent dissipation of historical materials to promote preservation, and to convey how the Japanese marine industry has been involved historically with people's lifestyles through the maritime history, in order to enhance maritime spirit.
NYK Maritime Museum
It introduces history from the dawn of modern Japanese marine transport to date, through NYK's company history since its establishment in 1885.
The Imperial couple listen to an explanation of the War Memorial statue*
*War Memorial statue
On 70th anniversary of NYK’s establishment, NYK exhibited the statue to mourn its 5,312 employees who were lost during the Pacific War. This was made by Seibo Kitamura (1884-1987), the same sculptor as the Peace Statue in Nagasaki Peace Park.