NYK Automotive Logistics (China) Co. Ltd. (NALC), a wholly owned NYK Group company established in 2011, has established a new vehicle processing centre (VPC) that will be managed by NYK Vehicle Processing Service (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. (NVPC), a joint venture (NALC 75%, Tonglit Logistics 25%) established by NALC and Taiwan-based Tonglit Logistics Co. Ltd. The new VPC will provide customers with value-added services that are in high demand in the finished vehicle logistics business in China, the world’s largest automobile market. An opening ceremony for the VPC was held on December 15.

In 2003, NYK began its finished vehicle logistics operations in China, and the company currently has finished vehicle land-transport services throughout the country, in addition to car-carrier terminal operations at the four major ports of Dalian, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. NALC handles approximately 4.5 million cars1 per year, making NALC the leading foreign-capitalized company providing finished vehicle logistics services. To meet the various needs of customers, this new VPC, which is located within 2 kilometres of a dedicated terminal for automobiles in Shanghai, will provide not only conventional services like storage, customs clearance, and PDI2 but also various value-added services such as sheeting, painting, and repairs.

In addition, to reduce the VPC’s environmental impact, solar panels are being installed on the roof by NYK Trading Corporation, an NYK Group company, and an automatic water-recycling device will filter and sterilize water used for car washes.

The NYK Group will take advantage of the creative solutions initiated in the company’s "More Than Shipping 2018" medium-term management plan, in addition to the group’s accumulated expertise and experience in finished vehicle transportation around the world, to provide higher quality services in China’s finished vehicle logistics market, where continual economic growth is expected.

14.5 million cars: the number of automobiles handled at China-based dedicated terminals and inland transportation facilities in which NYK has an ownership share

2 PDI (pre-delivery inspection): services for the inspection, repair, and supply of parts for finished vehicles prior to delivery


On October 27th, NYK Auto Logistics (Kazakhstan) LLP (NALK), an NYK Group Company, attended the Japan-Kazakhstan Business Forum to outline their business plans for the Country which includes a new inland car terminal to be launched in Astana next year.

NALK, a wholly owned subsidiary of NYK, is a logistics company for finished cars that currently operates an inland finished car terminal in Almaty, south-eastern Kazakhstan. NALK will be able to handle up to 35,000 cars per year in Kazakhstan and will further assist in submitting plans for local infrastructure improvements, a major issue that the Country is now facing.

For further details please click here.

Presented by ex-top gear presenter James May along with Kate Humble and Ant Anstead, the show was broadcast live from the Mini car production plant in Oxfordshire where they discovered how the plant manufactures a thousand cars in a day.

The show follows the Mini’s journey to Southampton where NYK employee, Andy Terry, talks James May through the complexities of loading over 4000 vehicles on to the NYK operated Triton Leader and the stringent processes behind making this happen. BBC’s James May was clearly impressed with the scale of the shipping operation commenting on the programme , ‘’ these huge boxy ships eat up all the cars off the dockside, sets off around the world and regurgitates them all over the place in chunks, a bit like an owl, a very large owl over 12 storeys high.’’ Having never been on a sea voyage before James May then went on to say ‘I’ve become strangely attached to my one mini, wanting to stay with it and see where it goes.’’

“It was a great opportunity to show the public how new vehicles reach the worldwide market and in addition to meet and work with such an icon of the motor industry, James May” commented Andrew Terry, NYK RORO European Port Facility & Operational Quality Superintendent.

If you wish to view the programme please click here (NYK footage can be viewed from 1:30:30)



From October NYK have introduced their new monthly service to Port Canaveral, Florida, in order to load vehicles and heavy equipment to Central and South America. The first vessel to call directly at the Port was M/V Neptune Leader.

With the relatively short trucking distance between Port Canaveral and the numerous auto and heavy equipment auctions located in central Florida, NYK's service will provide area businesses with cost-effective options and positions us competitively with other Florida seaports,'' said Alberto Cabrera,  Port Canaveral's Senior Director of cargo business development.

Gary Hurley, vice president of sales for NYK's RORO Division added, ''NYK looks forward to adding Port Canaveral to its service loop to meet our customers growing demands.''