June 15, 2023
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


 “K” Line Group Environmental Awards 2023 Ceremony held on June 12, 2023.
 The awards were established to honor and give recognition to outstanding environmental-preservation-contributive activities undertaken by both executives and employees working throughout the “K” Line Group according to the direction developed in “K” Line Environmental Vision 2050. This year marks the 9th awards ceremony since establishment of the awards in 2015. We accepted many entries from our group companies both in Japan and overseas. The activities of five companies — one “Grand Award” , four “Excellence Award” and one “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 and CEO, Yukikazu Myochin. 


 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.


Awardees of the “K” Line Group Environmental Awards are as follows:


(Grand Award) 

  • Reducing fossil fuels and CO2 emissions by using EV cars, installing solar carports and storage batteries at the Daikoku Car Carrier Terminal
    Daito Corporation


The Daito Corporation considered ways to contribute to CO2 emissions reduction at the Daikoku Car Carrier terminal, and decided to convert company cars to EVs and install solar carports that can charge EVs. The solar carport can be used to charge EVs, and a portion of the surplus power can be supplied to the guardroom office or can be stored in storage batteries for use at night or in times of disaster.
The amount of electricity generated during the first four months of operation has been 1581.9 kwh since it started operating in November 2022, resulting in a reduction of approximately 1140.55 kg of CO2 emissions.

(Excellence Award) 

  • Restoring the ecosystem through dam building
    “K” Line (Thailand) Ltd.

    The water storage will increase in forests by building check dams in national parks and we can restore the ecosystems of surrounding organisms.
  • Improvement of business operations through the introduction of RPA
    Nitto Total Logistics Ltd.

    We can improve work efficiency and reduce copy paper usage.by Introducing RPA (Robotic Process Automation) into daily operations,
  • Use of “ECOPLA WOOD” as a substitute for wood dunnage
    “K” Line Marine Solutions Co., Ltd.

    We can reduce wood usage by changing the part of the dunnage (cargo bedding material) used for curing and protecting cargo and hold decks from wood to “ECOPLA WOOD”, which is Recycled Plastic Products.
  • Entering into World’s first full scale CCS project with Northern Lights for two liquefied CO2 vessels/CO2 reduction through CCS/liquefied CO2 transportation
    Carbon-Neutral Promotion Group (Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.)

    We participated in the world's first full-scale Carbon capture and storage value chain project in Norway by two liquefied CO2 carriers.


(Special Award) : Accumulation 10 entries

  •  “K” Line (Thailand) Ltd. 


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