Major shipping players join hydrogen initiative

French shipping major CMA CGM, technology giant Microsoft, Japanese player NYK Line and the Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port, are among the 11 new members to have joined The Hydrogen Council, a global CEO-led coalition working to enable the global energy transition through hydrogen.

Watch: NYK trials remote navigation of a tugboat

Japanese shipping major NYK tested the remote navigation of a tugboat, part of the Japanese government’s Sea Trial Project on Remote Control Navigation, which aims to establish necessary requirements for the realization of autonomous ships. 

NYK works on autonomous ship framework

NYK and its group company MTI Co. Ltd. have received approval in principle (AiP) for an autonomous ship framework that is currently being developed under the name of “APExS.”

NYK begins large-scale survey of ocean microplastics

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.

NYK cancels cruises in March amid coronavirus

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.

NYK focuses on ammonia as marine fuel

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.

NYK’s coal carrier begins operation

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.

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