- K Line holds environmental awards 2024 ceremony

"K" LINE Holds Environmental Awards 2024 Ceremony

June 10, 2024

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" LINE) is pleased to announce that the "K" LINE Group Environmental Awards 2024 Ceremony was held on June 7, 2024.

The awards were established to honor and give recognition to outstanding environmental-preservation activities undertaken by both executives and employees working throughout the "K" LINE Group.

This year marks the 10th awards ceremony since the establishment of the awards in 2015. We accepted many entries from our group companies both in Japan and overseas.

The activities of six companies - one "Grand Award", four "Excellence Awards" and two "Special Award" - were selected from such standpoints as "originality," "challenge level," "degree of contribution," "continuity" and "potential for pervasiveness", and they received the awards from our President.

Awardees of the "K" LINE Group Environmental Awards are as follows:

Grand Award
Initiatives for reducing fuel consumption in tugboats. (Daito Corporation)

The tugboats operated by Daito Corporation implemented slow steaming operations to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. In addition to slow steaming, the tugboat "Kagayaki" further reduced fuel consumption by proper trim adjustment (inclination of the vessel), which led to a reduction in fuel consumption of approximately 5%.

Image by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

Excellence Award

• Drone delivery
"K" Line Pte Ltd.
Normally, deliveries of supplies to ships are carried out by service boats, but KLPL switched them to drones, so as to reduce GHG emissions, improve operational efficiency, and enhance safety.

• Hull cleaning of car carriers by robot
"K" Line (Deutschland) GmbH
The effect of the cleaning is not only to reduce GHG emissions, but also to protect Biodiversity by collecting microplastics. The collected algae are reused to generate biogas.

• Recycling of packaging materials for imported cargo
"K" Line Logistics, Ltd.
Established a scheme to reuse packaging materials in cooperation with related parties such as customers and delivery companies. This will lead to cost saving and reduced resource consumption.

• No Print Week
"K" Line America, Inc.
Promoted reduction of paper consumption during the period by going paperless. Encouraged participation of all employees through tree planting and other efforts.

Special Award *   Accumulation 10 entries
Daito Corporation
Nitto Total Logistics Ltd.

Shots from the ceremony.   Image by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

The "K" LINE Group will continue to broadly share environmental preservation activities being addressed within our Group companies via the presentation of these annual "K" LINE Group Environmental Awards in order to demonstrate the environmental preservation activities by the entire Group. Through this emphasis on continuing to aggressively contribute to environmental preservation and biodiversity protection, we will successfully accomplish our mission, i.e., "Passing on a sustainable society and this blue and beautiful ocean to the next generation" as expressed in "K" LINE Environmental Vision 2050.

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. press release