On July 14th, Hermes Leader, a car carrier vessel operated by NYK Line, rescued 336 people in the Mediterranean Sea after receiving an emergency call for help. The vessel was originally sailing to the port of Gioia Tauro, Italy when the call was received and immediately adjusted course to rescue those stranded. All those rescued were then taken to the port of Augusta in Sicily and handed over to the coast guard.

About Hermes Leader:

Captain: Ivan Ivanov

Flag: Bahamas

Crew: 33 seafarers (Belgian, Filipino, Dutch and Greek)

Gross Tonnage: 71,177 tons

Type of Vessel: Car Carrier

Ship Management: Stamco Ship Management


From 18th-21st May, NYK RORO together with NYK Bulk and Project, joined the Breakbulk Europe fair in Antwerp for the first time as exhibitors. Break Bulk Europe celebrated its 10th anniversary this year and is becoming the biggest fair for non-container shipping business in the world. Over 7200 participants visited the event, which was a new record and over 350 international exhibitors and sponsors attended the event.

As well as a great way for NYK to meet prospective clients, the event hosted industry relevant workshops, presentations and talks.

With the local NYK Belgium team, colleagues from Japan, US, UK, Italy and Germany joined forces at the NYK booth to welcome visitors and promote the NYK colours for the Break Bulk Industrial project and heavy lift markets.



For further details about Breakbulk Europe please click here.

NYK's RORO Division are pleased to announce their new ''Trans Pacific Express Service'' (TPX Service) linking Mexico, North America and East Asia.

On January 28th, the car carrier Viking Drive departed from Acapulco, Mexico, on the service's inaugural voyage with finished cars that had been loaded in Mexico and North America.

This is the first non-stop RORO service from the west coast of Mexico to the west coast of North America, and the west coasts of both Mexico and North America to China. The service will have one to two sailings per month on the following route: Acapulco, Lazaro Cardenas (Mexico), Port Hueneme (U.S), Yokohama, Nagoya (Japan), Pyeongtaek (South Korea), Xingang, Shanghai (PRC).

For full details of our press release please click here.



NYK, the Phee Group, and Silverbird Auto Logistics Ltd have jointly established NYK Silverbird Auto Logistics Ltd (NSAL), a comprehensive logistics company that will operate an inland transportation service in Myanmar for finished vehicles. This new company will be able to offer inland transportation, terminal storage facilities, Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) and customs clearance services.

For further information please click here

NYK Auto Logistics India Pvt.Ltd has decided to start up operations for a finished vehicle logistics terminal with Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd in the state of Gujarat, northwest India, from June 2015.

The export of finished vehicles from the west coast of India is expected to increase and this new terminal will be built to handle up to 250,000 units annually and provide value added services such as pre-delivery inspection (PDI) and radio frequency identification (RFI) for track and trace.

For further details please click here.