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“K” Line Group Holds Environmental Awards 2018 Ceremony

Grand Award by President(Right) Award winners. Photo: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha,

Aiswarya Lakshmi

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha ("K" Line), one of the largest Japanese transportation companies, held the Award Ceremony for "K" Line Group Environmental Awards 2018 on June 5, 2018.

According to a company press release, the awards were established to honor and give recognition to outstanding environmental-preservation-contributive activities addressed by executives and employees working throughout the "K" Line Group pursuant to the direction developed in "K" Line Environmental Vision 2050.
This year, which marked the 4th time since establishment of the awards in 2015, we also accepted many entries from our group companies both in Japan and overseas.
Activities of six companies and one volunteer group - one for "Grand Award" and six for "Excellence Award" - were selected from such standpoints as "originality," "challenge level," "degree of contribution," "continuity" and "potential for pervasiveness" with representatives from these companies and group receiving the awards from our President and CEO, Eizo Murakami.
In addition to these existing awards, we newly established a "Sustainability Award" this year. This additional award was created to recognize companies or groups which aggressively engage in environmental activities under the principle of "K" Line Group's Environmental Promotion System: DRIVE GREEN NETWORK (DGN) that was started last year, and we selected two companies this year.
The "K" Line Group will continue to broadly share environmental preservation activities addressed within respective Group companies in order that we can further advance dissemination and enlightenment of environmental preservation activities as an entire Group effort through "K" Line Group Environmental Awards.
Through this emphasis on continuing to aggressively contribute to environmental preservation and biodiversity protection, we should successfully accomplish our mission, i.e., "Passing down a sustainable society and this blue and beautiful ocean to the next generation" expressed in "K" Line Environmental Vision 2050.
Awardees of the "K" Line Group Environmental Awards are as follows:
Grand Award
• CO2 and cost reduction utilizing truck carrier
PT. "K" Line Mobaru Diamond Indonesia (KMDI)
KMDI developed a carrier car (truck carrier) which was able to load four small trucks in tandem with its client, PT Hino Motors Manufacturing Indonesia (HMMI) and has been in operation since February 2017.
HMMI used to consign trucks (products) at the factory and since many of these traveled on their own, it was concerned about troubles such as damage during transportation. By developing the truck carrier, KMDI succeeded in decreasing the number of vehicles running on a road and that realized, combined with improvement of transport quality, reduction of fuel consumption.
Excellence Award (6) (in random order)
• Shore power utilization for offshore support ships
K Line Offshore AS
• Waste reduction and subsequent freight transport increase by selling waste materials
K Line Container Service (Thailand) Ltd.
• Prevention of marine pollution with rust by scatter control and effective rinsing of tug-boats
Daito Corporation
• Training and creating environmental awareness amongst crews
"K" Line Ship Management (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
• Environmental preservation activities in Bacolod City, Bohol Island and Manila Bay
Veritas Maritime Corporation
• Sato-yama preservation activities at Sarumachi-zuka, the "K" Line's forest
"K" LINE Satoyama Club
Sustainability Award (2) (in random order)
• Seagate Corporation
• Nitto Total Logistics Ltd.

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