NYK, Wing Maritime Service Corp. and Keihin Dock Co. Ltd. have received the Technological Development Award at the 17th annual Logistics Environment Awards sponsored by the Japan Federation of Freight Industries (JFFI). The awards, founded in 2000, recognise organisations, corporations, and individuals for efforts to protect the environment and enhance environmental awareness.
The Technological Development Award recognised the environmental load reduction achieved by Japan's first LNG-fuelled tugboat, Sakigake. The tugboat was delivered in August 2015 and comes equipped with dual-fuel engines that can use either LNG or diesel oil.
In accordance with the NYK Group’s ‘More Than Shipping 2018’ medium-term management plan, the company has been implementing a number of solutions, such as the construction of the world’s first LNG-fuelled car carrier and LNG bunkering vessel. NYK has also teamed with Engie and the Mitsubishi Corp. to develop the LNG bunkering business, and will contribute to the continuing promotion and development of LNG fuel for ships for reduced environmental loads.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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