NYK becomes first Japanese shipping line to complete a carbon-neutral voyage

NYK becomes first Japanese shipping line to complete a carbon-neutral voyage

NYK has become the first Japanese shipping company to complete a carbon-neutral voyage by offsetting 5,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), equivalent to the CO2 emitted by NYK’s environmental flagship car carrier Aries Leader during one voyage between Japan and the Middle East.

Aries Leader is equipped with the latest energy-saving technologies, which the company claims reduces CO2 emissions per unit by 30% compared with existing large pure car carriers, comparing emissions on a per car basis. In this initiative, the remaining CO2 emissions not yet eliminated by technology were offset by carbon credits.

“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 to customers as an option that benefits the environment and contributes to a zero-carbon-footprint supply chain,” NYK stated in a release.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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    Eric holohan
    September 19, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    It is unfortunate that an excersise in accounting is being used as a headline on actual CO2 reduction.

    They bought someone else’s efficiency to allow them to continue polluting.

    Please stop with the bait and switch