NYK has become the first Japanese shipping company to realize a carbon-neutral voyage by offsetting 5,000 tons of CO2, as the company’s environmental car carrier ‘Aries Leader’ completed a journey between Japan and the Middle East.
Aries Leader is equipped with the latest energy-saving technologies, reducing CO2 emissions per unit by 30% compared with existing large pure car carriers, the company explained.
In this initiative, the remaining CO2 emissions not yet eliminated by technology have been offset by carbon credits to allow NYK to realize carbon-neutral transportation that theoretically reduces CO2 emissions to zero.
This initiative demonstrates the ability of NYK to provide carbon-neutral transportation to its Japanese and overseas customers, thus meeting the demand for a more sustainable, carbon-free supply chain,
NYK will propose and expand its carbon offsets as an option that benefits the environment and contributes to a zero-carbon-footprint supply chain.
The NYK Group has committed to achieving the SDGs through the group’s business activities and its medium-term management plan “Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green.” Under this plan, NYK became also the first company to publish green bonds in shipping, in 2018.
In this regard, the company is working to realize its future carbon-free concept ship NYK Super Eco Ship 2050.