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).

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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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



As reported earlier, United European Car Carriers (UECC), jointly owned by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Wallenius Lines, has signed a contract to construct two dual fuel LNG PCTCs with 1A Super Finnish/Swedish ice class.

The world’s second dual fuel LNG PCTC M/V AUTO ENERGY had her formal Naming Ceremony at Malmö Port, Sweden on 7 February 2017.


It was an exciting day with representatives of UECC’s owners (NYK and Wallenius), UECC’s customers and partners who had gathered to celebrate this occasion. Despite a rare heavy snowfall that had not happened in Malmö for many years, there was still a high level of energy in the atmosphere as we gathered for the traditional christening ceremony. The remarkable energy we had held a deep significance to this event.

Mr. Bjorn Svenningsen (Head of Sales & Marketing/UECC) was the Master of Ceremony and he welcomed the guests with an introduction to the history of naming ceremonies held in Malmö
Distinguished guests were also introduced to the audience. We were honoured to have Mrs. Eva Kleberg, wife of Mr. Jonas Kleberg (Owner and Chairman of Wallenius Lines), as The Godmother of M/V AUTO ENERGY.
We also had the privilege of Mrs. Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, the Mayor of Malmö gracing the event. Joining the event were also Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry (President of the World Maritime University), Mr. Johan Röstin (CEO of Copenhagen Malmö Port) and Mr Takao Kusakari (Senior Advisor of NYK Line).

Mr. Glenn Edvardsen (CEO of UECC) “As active members of society, we all have a shared obligation to do our part of creating a greener, more sustainable world. For UECC personnel both at sea and on land, this vessel makes us really proud, which is a heartfelt comment and sentiment shared by many, and hope you all really appreciate the exciting step UECC is taking towards a greener and more environmentally friendly shipping.

It is also the first PCTC of its kind in the world to be fitted with a dual-fuel LNG propulsion system, allowing it to complete a fourteen-day round -trip voyage solely on LNG without refuelling. AUTO ENERGY not only meets existing emissions regulations but also exceeds them, allowing her to trade in any Environment Control Area, worldwide.

She is also constructed to meet the highest ice class standard: Super 1A Finish /Swedish Ice Class. I am confident that our customers will value her flexibility, the moveable decks and increased ramp capacity, which have been strengthened to allow High & Heavy cargo, or in fact to carry almost any kind of rolling stock. By running on LNG, we can greatly help to reduce the overall emissions throughout the supply chain. AUTO ENERGY will continue to help UECC achieve its vision:
The leading provider of short sea Ro/Ro transport in Europe.”

For any further information, please contact:

Mr. Bjørn Svenningsen, Head of Sales & Marketing, Oslo.

Telephone:  +47 90160455/E-mail:

We also had the event telecasted live and if you want to recap the entire event, please visit the link below:

(SOURCE: UECC Press Release, 10.02.2017).