“K” LINE Group Celebrates Environmental Achievements at 2024 Awards Ceremony

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Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) held the “K” LINE Group Environmental Awards 2024 Ceremony on June 7, 2024. These awards, established in 2015, honor outstanding environmental preservation activities by both executives and employees across the “K” LINE Group. Celebrating its 10th year, the ceremony recognized initiatives that exemplify originality, challenge level, contribution, continuity, and potential for widespread impact.

Award Categories and Recipients

The awards included a Grand Award, four Excellence Awards, and two Special Awards. Entries came from group companies in Japan and overseas, highlighting diverse and innovative environmental efforts.

Grand Award

  • Daito Corporation – For reducing fuel consumption in tugboats through slow steaming and proper trim adjustment, achieving a 5% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Excellence Awards

  • K Line Pte Ltd. – For switching to drone deliveries for supplies to ships, reducing GHG emissions, improving operational efficiency, and enhancing safety.
  • K Line (Deutschland) GmbH – For using robots to clean the hulls of car carriers, reducing GHG emissions, protecting biodiversity by collecting microplastics, and reusing collected algae to generate biogas.
  • K Line Logistics, Ltd. – For establishing a recycling scheme for packaging materials used in imported cargo, leading to cost savings and reduced resource consumption.
  • K Line America, Inc. – For promoting a “No Print Week” to reduce paper consumption, encouraging employee participation through tree planting and other efforts.

Special Awards

  • Daito Corporation
  • Nitto Total Logistics Ltd.

Highlights from the Ceremony

The ceremony featured presentations of the awards by the President of “K” LINE, alongside photos of the event and group shots of the awardees.

Commitment to Environmental Preservation

The “K” LINE Group continues to share and promote environmental preservation activities within its companies through these annual awards. By focusing on environmental preservation and biodiversity protection, the group aims to fulfill its mission of “Passing on a sustainable society and this blue and beautiful ocean to the next generation,” as stated in the “K” LINE Environmental Vision 2050.

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Source: “K” Line India

 

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