June 6, 2017
On 5 June, "K" Line presented "K" Line Group Environmental Awards 2017 to recipients invited from national and international companies of the Group.
These Awards were established to give recognition to, and present prizes in the name of,
the President for outstanding environmental and biodiversity conservation activities
carried out by all offices and employees of the "K" Line Group under
"K" Line Environmental Vision 2050 developed in March 2015 as our long-term
environmental management policy.
For this year's Awards 2017, third time this ceremony has been held, Mr. Eizo Murakami, President & CEO, has selected one Grand Award and eight Excellence Awards from among many applications, after considerable review that took into account such factors as "creativeness," "difficulty," "contribution level," "continuity" and "repercussions."
Through these Environmental Awards, "K" Line Group is engaged in promoting widespread awareness of various environmental conservation activities within the Group and encouraging others to likewise adopt those activities as actions of the entire Group. We will also continue to focus on how to contribute to environmental and biodiversity conservation in an active manner in order to fulfill our mission to hand down a sustainable society as well as this blue and beautiful ocean to the next generation, which is set under "K" Line Environmental Vision 2050.
Recipients of this year’s Awards 2017 are as shown below.
Energy Saving Project by Implementing Detailed Forecasting and Communication
(KAWASAKI KINKAI KISEN KAISHA, LTD.)
The shipper, weather information provider, and the shipping company (Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen) enabled to facilitate rapid and thorough positioning of the transportation plans by utilizing the weather information system in order to predict the demand of products which are affected by the temperature change.
In addition, the captioned vessels adopted an optimum route supporting system which established economic operations based on optimum routes by considering the meteorological and oceanographic phenomenon.
This activity won the Grand Award for the 17th Annual Environmental Logistics Awards and also the Energy Conservation Grand Prize, Business Models Category, METI Minister's Award.
Environmental Preservation Activities of PrixCar Services Pty. Ltd.
("K" Line (AUSTRALIA) PTY LIMITED)
Saving Cost and Protecting Environment Recycling Resource by Selling Wastes
Cost-Saving by Re-using Wood Wastes
(K LINE CONTAINER SERVICE (THAILAND) LTD. )
Publication of Petit Eco Information
(NITTO TOTAL LOGISTICS LTD.)
Adoption of Document Control Software for Electronic Storage of Office Papers
Office Group Software Adoption for Electronic Documents and Strengthening Safety Control
E-learning for Vessel Crews, 'Energy Efficiency Onboard'
(KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. MARINE ENERGY SAVING DIVISION)
Why Clean India, for Our Future Children
("K" LINE SHIP MANAGEMENT (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITED & "K" Line Maritime Academy (India) )
Planting 240 Trees in Asparuhovo Region, Varna, Bulgaria
(STARGATE MARITIME LTD.)
Strengthening Environmental Awareness of Crews by Visiting the Vessels
(KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. CONTAINERSHIPS STRATEGIC GROUP CONTAINER TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT TEAM)