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A wholly owned NYK subsidiary company, International Car Operators N.V. (ICO), will install up to 11 wind turbines on the grounds of a finished-car logistics terminal that ICO owns and operates in Zeebrugge, Belgium. The installation will be done together with the Port of Zeebrugge and Engie Electrabel, a local electricity and gas supplier, and the turbines are planned to begin operation in mid-2019.

The generators will be placed in an area suitable for wind power generation, and produce power efficiently without disturbing terminal operations. This installation is also in line with the energy policy of Belgium, which proactively encourages the use of renewable energy.


The NYK Group has already implemented environmentally friendly initiatives at a number of finished-car logistics terminals. Solar panels have been installed, LED port lights have been introduced, and water used to wash cars is being recycled. By implementing wind power generation, we get one step closer to our goal of operating "green” terminals.

To reduce negative impacts of the supply chain on the environment, the NYK Group will continue to proactively promote its Green Terminal policy globally.

-- Reference Information
International Car Operators N.V. (ICO)
ICO, a wholly owned NYK subsidiary company in Belgium, operates terminals for finished-cars in the ports of Zeebrugge and Antwerp, two important hubs for importing and exporting finished cars in Europe. In addition to its cargo handling service, ICO also provides value-added services such as inspection before car delivery and installation of accessories.

Head Office: Zeebrugge, Belgium

Port of Zeebrugge
Head Office: Zeebrugge, Belgium

Engie Electrabel
Head Office: Brussels, Belgium

At the recent Jaguar Land Rover  Annual Supplier Excellence Awards, NYK were presented with a silver award for their contribution to Jaguar Land Rover’s business over the course of last year. All winners at the awards ceremony were recognised for their extraordinary contribution to Jaguar Land Rover’s business, cost transformation and operational delivery. The award was presented by British actress , Joanna Lumley, OBE FRGS.

NYK are responsible for the shipment of Jaguar Land Rover’s finished vehicles to strategically important markets such as the Middle East and the west coast of the United States.

Phil O’Reilly, Marketing Director of NYK RORO commented: “NYK is extremely proud to receive this award from Jaguar Land Rover and we hope to continue serving Jaguar Land Rover with excellent support in the future”

From left to right, Dr Ralf Speth (CEO Jaguar Land Rover), Mr Phil O’Reilly (Director NYK),  Joanna  Lumley (OBE FRGS), Tsutomu Yokoyama (MD NYK) and Ian Harnett (Executive Director, Human Resources and Global Purchasing, Jaguar Land Rover).


(JLR Award Presentation at NYK Group Europe Office, 10.07.2017).

From 24th to 26th April 2017, NYK Group Europe RORO Division (NGE RORO) & NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers (NBP) participated in Breakbulk Europe 2017 in Antwerp.  Breakbulk is one of the world’s largest international events focused on traditional breakbulk logistics, heavy-lift transportation and project cargo trade.
It is the third time that the two NYK divisions are combining forces to attend this major fair in Antwerp. The event is also held annually in China, North America, Russia, Middle East, and Southeast Asia. This year, NYK Group’s new design booth was located in the main hall and attracted hundreds of existing and potential customers.
It was a great opportunity to advertise our brand name in the Break Bulk Industrial Project market, examine new trends, increase our access to potential customers, and strengthen our ties to existing customers through face-to-face dialogues.
We are already looking forward to Breakbulk Europe in Bremen next year!

Breakbulk Europe 2017



NYK Auto Logistics (Vietnam) (NALV), a finished-car logistics company jointly owned by NYK and Vietnam Ocean Shipping Agency Corporation (VOSA),* received official approval on June 16 from the government of Vietnam to form a joint venture, and operations are scheduled to begin soon.

NYK currently has stakes in finished car inland logistics companies in 18 countries around the world, and Vietnam will be the 19th. The companies combine inland logistics with sea transport by RORO vessels to offer a total logistics service. NALV will offer a similar comprehensive, high-quality service in a proactive manner throughout Vietnam.

The NYK Group will utilize its accumulated expertise of high-quality transportation services around the world to secure stable profits.

--- Outline of New Joint Venture

Name: NYK Auto Logistics (Vietnam) Ltd.
Address: Room 604, Saigon Riverside Office Center 2A-4A
Ton Duc Thang Str., Dist.1 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
President: Yoichiro Morisawa
Business: Inland logistics such as storage, delivery, and PDI** for imported cars
Date of establishment: June 16, 2017

* Vietnam Ocean Shipping Agency Corporation (VOSA)
A shipping agent that is a group company of Vietnam National Shipping Lines (VINALINES), a government-managed shipping company in Vietnam.

** PDI (pre-delivery inspection)
Services such as final inspections, repairs, and parts application for finished vehicles before delivery to car dealers.

-- Related press release
“NYK Establishes Logistics Company for Finished Cars in Vietnam,” December 5, 2016,

UECC is pleased to announce the launching of a new Atlantic service where we link Scandinavia with the North of Spain. This service is the quickest way to Scandinavia, connecting Vigo (Spain) with a direct service into Drammen (Norway) and Wallhamn (Sweden). The new service deploys three Breeze class vessels and there are two loops.

 Responding to the new service, Ms. Helen Bjerke (Head of Trade and Operations) commented, “UECC is the only shortsea provider offering such a convenient route and we have received very positive feedback on this. Especially on the southbound where we have spaces available to cater to this ever-changing industry! As a leading provider of shortsea RoRo transportation in Europe, we aim to be versatile and flexible. We offer reliable solutions for a challenging industry for the transportation of cars and high & heavy cargo in the region.”



Long loop:  M/V Asian Breeze and M/V Baltic Breeze
Two Breeze vessels connecting Vigo to Drammen directly on a weekly basis.
Short loop: M/V Arabian Breeze
One Breeze vessel on an 8-days frequency.

Number of days between ports/ transit time
Vigo – Drammen     7 days       
Vigo – Zeebrugge     2 days       
Vigo – Bremerhaven     5 day       
Vigo – Wallhamn     8 days  

For any further information, please contact:
Mr. Bjørn Svenningsen, Head of Sales & Marketing, Oslo.
Telephone:  +47 9016 0455

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