NYK has been recognized as one of the top shipping lines in the Green Flag vessel speed reduction program that was conducted by the Port of Long Beach to improve air quality. NYK has been recognized for this program for 10th consecutive time since 2009.
The main aim of The Green Flag program is to restrain exhaust emissions from vessels by having them voluntarily operate under 12 knots within 40 miles of port.
In 2018, all NYK-operated vessels that were called at Long Beach for the program scored an extraordinary compliance rating of 100 percent. Also NYK was praised for its contribution to the exhaust gas cut. NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd., an NYK Group company, was also recognized for its participation in the Green Flag program in 2018.
The NYK Group says it will continue to participate in programs for preventing air pollution around the port of Long Beach and will continue to contribute in the preservation of the environment.