On July 13, NYK Auto Logistics India Pvt. Ltd. (NALI), an NYK Group company, signed an agreement with Adani Logistics Ltd. (ALL) to form a joint venture that specializes in the transportation of finished vehicles using automobile freight trains.

The automotive production volume is expected to further increase in India, and there is increasing demand for transporting vehicles by rail, which places less of a load on the environment.

NALI currently provides an integrated transport service for finished cars in India, including inland-transport services by trailers, PDI (pre-delivery inspection), and representation for car carriers — thus offering end-to-end services (from manufactures’ plants to ports and retail stores).

ALL, a subsidiary of one of India’s financial conglomerate Adani Group, covers a wide range of business mainly related to the port operation in India and foreign countries, including the operation of automobile freight trains.

By the collaboration with ALL, the new company will cater to the increasing demand of domestic distribution of vehicles through rail mode, and increase customer choices of inland transportation to meet the customers’ diverse needs.

Based on the company’s " Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green " new medium-term management plan, the NYK Group will leverage on segments classified in “promote growth business”, and utilize its accumulated expertise of high-quality transportation services around the world to provide a sophisticated, high-quality finished-car logistics.

At a ceremony held in Istanbul on April 5, NYK signed an agreement to jointly build and operate a finished-car logistics terminal in Yarimca port near Istanbul, Turkey. The new joint venture will be owned and operated together with OYAK Denizcilik ve Liman İşletmeleri A.Ş. (OYAK PORT), a port-management subsidiary company that is part of OYAK, a leading Turkish conglomerate. Süleyman Savaş Erdem, General Manager of OYAK, and Koichi Chikaraishi, NYK Representative Director and Senior Managing Corporate Officer, were on hand for the signing.

NYK will participate in the port's construction, and the new terminal will be the first large terminal that is located in the suburbs of Istanbul and dedicated to finished cars. Operations are scheduled to commence in the middle of 2019, and high quality services such as PDI* will be offered. Making use of OYAK PORT’s business base and NYK’s expertise in automobile transportation and terminal management, the new joint venture will be positioned to respond to demand in an area where finished-car imports and exports are expected to rise.

In accordance with its new medium-term management plan “Staying Ahead 2022 with Digitalization and Green,” the NYK Group seeks to secure stable freight rates by strengthening the company’s auto-logistics businesses and continuing its efforts to provide high quality, competitive services.

 Technical Specifications:

Location: Yarımca, Kocaeli

Service: Finished-car logistics

Pier Length: 539 meters

Sea Depth: 12–14 meters

Total Yard Area: about 180,000 m2

Parking Slots: about 8,000 units

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

 

Image of Terminal at Completion

 

Signing Ceremony

From left,

Süleyman Savaş Erdem, General Manager of OYAK

Koichi Chikaraishi, NYK Representative Director and Senior Managing Corporate Officer

 

Location of Yarımca Port

 

 

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).

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
Website: http://www.icoterminals.com/en

Port of Zeebrugge
Head Office: Zeebrugge, Belgium
Website: https://www.portofzeebrugge.be/en

Engie Electrabel
Head Office: Brussels, Belgium
Website: http://corporate.engie-electrabel.be/

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,
http://www.nyk.com/english/release/4208/004550.html