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.''




Presented by ex-top gear presenter James May along with Kate Humble and Ant Anstead, the show comes live from the Mini car production plant in Oxfordshire where they discover 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.

“It was a real pleasure to work with the BBC on this programme and for the public to see how companies like NYK play such a vital role to the car manufacturing industry” commented Phil O’Reilly, NYK RORO Europe Marketing Director.

Building Cars Live will be broadcast tonight on BBC2 at 7.30pm.

You will be able to watch on BBC iplayer.

NYK have signed a joint-venture agreement with Saudi Arabia's Ports Development Company (PDC) to establish their first RORO terminal operating company at King Abdullah Port on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia.

The terminal, named KAP RORO Terminal, is planned to commence operating by the third quarter of 2016. The joint venture will be the first automotive logistics base for NYK in the Middle East Region and when complete will have the capacity for handling 600,000 cars a year.

King Abdullah port is a private port which is owned and developed by PDC, a joint venture company between the Saudi Arabian conglomerate Huta Marine Works Limited and Emaar, the Economic City in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.






NYK has signed a joint-venture agreement with Intermodal S.A.* to establish NYK Auto Logistics Colombia S.A.S (NYKCOL), a logistics company for finished cars. On September 14, a signing ceremony was held at the NYK head office in Tokyo and attended by Intermodal CEO Bernd Haubold and NYK senior managing corporate officer Koichi Chikaraishi.

Finished car imports to Colombia from Mexico – a country which is growing as a production base for finished cars - is expected to increase. NYKCOL has teamed with terminal operator Puerto Bahia** to operate a finished-car logistics terminal that includes PDI*** at the port of Cartagena, which is located in the northern part of Colombia. This agreement with Intermodal S.A. will lead to NYKCOL expanding its services to include inland transport, storage, and PDI in response to expanding demand.

The NYK Group will continue to provide total logistics services that include inland logistics and sea transport by taking advantage of the creative solutions initiated in the company’s "More Than Shipping 2018" medium-term management plan to provide advanced automotive logistics services in Colombia where car sales growth is expected under stable economic growth.

* Intermodal S.A.: A member of the Navemar Group, NYK’s agency in Colombia, and provider of inland transportation and storage of containers.

** Puerto Bahia: A terminal operator — headquartered in Cartagena, Colombia — for finished cars at Cartagena port.

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

In 2011, NYK Auto Logistics (India) Pvt. Ltd.(NALI)* was awarded a contract by Ford India for RORO terminal services of finished cars at Chennai and Ennore Port. Based on the service quality, in 2015, NALI and Ford India extended the scope of services to cover Chennai plant stockyard management and inland transportation from plant to Chennai and Ennore ports. With this new scope of business, NALI can provid complete outbound logistics of finished vehicles for the Ford plant in Chennai. A part of exports from the Ford Chennai plant is also loaded on NYK vessels at Chennai port, extending the supply chain further to overseas dealers.

The partnership with Ford India strengthened further when the scope of services for NALI was expanded to the new Ford plant in Sanand Gujarat. NALI was awarded a contract to provide plant stockyard management services, transportation from Sanand Plant to domestic dealers, and RORO Terminal Services at the NYK Pipavav RORO terminal. NALI is also working with Ford on a proposal to induce a dedicated car carrier trailer fleet to transport cars from Sanand Plant to Pipavav RORO terminal.  The terminal at Pipavav is equipped with state -of – the - art PDI facilities where vehicles shall be processed to export readiness condition and loaded on board the RORO vessel by NYK - trained stevedores.

The first NYK vessel, Grand Dahlia, called at Pipavav RORO terminal on August 26 to load a consignment of 1,380 Ford Figo Aspire vehicles and extended the outbound supply chain from Sanand plant to overseas dealers. On arrival at the overseas destination, the NYK Group shall also provide import logistics including RORO terminal services and inland transportation to the dealers.

With the award of the business at Sanand, NALI now provides complete outbound logistics of finished vehicles for both Ford plants in India and NYK Group provides Ford with global supply chain logistics from the plant in India to overseas dealers.

The NYK Group will continue to take advantage of the creative solutions initiated in the company’s "More Than Shipping 2018" medium-term management plan to provide advanced, professional finished-car services in order to respond to growing demand for finished-car logistics around the world.

* NYK Auto Logistics (India) Pvt. Ltd: An Indian subsidiary that provides finished-car outbound logistics services for the NYK Group. The services include commercial RORO shipping agency, Plant Stockyard Management, Inland transportation by car carrier trailers, RORO terminal services, PDI and other value added services.

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

“NYK Auto Logistics India to Operate Finished-car Logistics Terminal In West Coast of India,” December 26, 2014,

“NYK Exports First Ford Figo Aspire Cars from the Indian Port of Pipavav,” August 27, 2015,