NYK blasts rust away with laser technology

Japan’s Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has entered into a capital and business tie-up with compatriot Toyokoh to develop Toyokoh’s CoolLaser technology to fight rust.

In August last year, NYK signed a memorandum of understanding with Toyokoh to jointly examine the development of a corrosion-prevention business, and technical experiments conducted afterward have confirmed the benefits of reducing the on-deck maintenance workload of crew members, extending the lives of ships and equipment thus reducing lifecycle costs, and reducing environmental loads during drydock.

NYK will seek to use its expertise and accumulated data to introduce the CoolLaser technology into the maritime field

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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