The world’s first onboard use of digital currency has taken place through the MarCoPay fintech platform, which is operated by NYK and the Philippine-owned Transnational Diversified Group (TDG).
NYK signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chiba Institute of Technology (CIT) to use a ship to collect and analyze microplastics in oceans worldwide, in order to create a solution to marine plastic pollution. This is the world’s first initiative between a company and a research institute to carry out a survey of microplastics over a wide range of the ocean.
In response to the coronavirus outbreak, NYK Cruises Co. Ltd., part of Japanese shipping company NYK, announced it will cancel all cruises on Asuka II scheduled to sail in March. The cancellation applies also for its 103-day world cruise, which was scheduled to depart from Japan on April 2 and return in July.
Joining international cooperation for decarbonization, Japanese shipping company NYK has shed focus on a concept for using ammonia as marine fuel to achieve zero-emission ships. NYK is considering the use of ammonia, one of the solutions for decarbonization.
Tsuneishi Shipbuilding, Japanese shipbuilder, delivered the “Sunshine Pride” coal carrier to work for Joban Joint Power, operated by NYK Line, while a delivery ceremony was conducted at the same time. The vessel has been already equipped with a scrubber system, compliant with IMO’s regulations, making it environmentally friendly.
NYK and Northern Offshore Group AB (NOG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a crew transfer vessel (CSV) project linked to offshore wind power generation in Japan. The two companies will begin the joint project aiming to contribute to the success of offshore wind projects in Japan.
The shipping lines Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) along with the European expert in the wind power, Van Oord shake their hands and inked a MoU in order to jointly own and operate offshore wind installation vessels under the Japanese flag. Specifically, both sides goal to begin operations using a jack up vessel in Japan until 2022, the earliest.
Japanese energy solutions provider Kyushu Electric Power (Kyuden) has teamed up in long term transport agreements with com-patriot shipping companies NYK and MOL to deploy the world’s first LNG-fueled large coal carriers.
On 10 December 2019, MarCoPay Inc. received a certificate of registration from the central bank of the Philippines named as Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), approving the company to officially operate as an electronic money issuer.
ClassNK, the leading classification society, certified the Cyber Security Management System (CSMS) of NYK LNG Shipmanagement Ltd. (LNGSM), the NYK Group subsidiary, and its managed LNG carrier Pacific Mimosa; becoming the first CSMS certified by the Society.
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