• NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd

Two Singapore Flagged Vessels under NYKSM’s Management Recognized by MPA

On November 2020, two Singapore flagged vessels owned by NYK Bulkship Asia Pte Ltd (NBAsia) and managed by NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd (NYKSM), namely MV Seymour Sun and MV Grouse Sun, have been recognized with the "Green Ship Award" at the Singapore Registry of Ships (SRS) Forum 2022 hosted by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).


The SRS Forum is an annual event to recognize ships with outstanding EEDI* among the 4,400 Singapore-flagged vessels registered with SRS.


At the forum held on November 17, NBAsia managing director Masanori Okuma received a certificate of commendation on behalf of the company.


The ships recognized this year have each been equipped with a dual-fuel engine that can use not only heavy fuel oil but also methanol. Furthermore, when navigating using methanol as fuel, these vessels have new technology that suppresses the production of NOx by adding water to methanol to lower its temperature during combustion. As a result, these vessels can comply with the IMO’s stringent Tier III NOx emission standard** and contribute to environment-friendly transportation without the need for an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system and a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) device.


We thank our principals and staff for their co-operation which enabled this achievement and assure the SRS & MPA of our continuous efforts for preventing harm to the environment in accordance with NYK Line’s commitment towards enhancement of the Group’s Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance (ESG).


NYKSM will continue to make our best effort to manage environmental risks to contribute to a sustainable society.


* Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI)

An indicator for assessment of CO2 emissions per primary unit (ton-mile) based on specifications at the vessel design/construction stage. Calculation of the EEDI is mandatory for newly manufactured vessels, and a certificate indicating the EEDI specific to each vessel is issued. The regulations will be strengthened in stages in the future, in 2020 (Phase 2) and 2025 (Phase 3).


** NOx emission regulations (Tier III)

The IMO-adopted MARPOL Convention is the main international convention covering the prevention of the pollution of the marine environment by shipping. In line with MARPOL Annex VI (Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) that came into effect on May 19, 2005, NOx emission controls (tier I controls) for diesel engines installed on vessels were implemented in Japan. Later, the convention was revised, and a new NOx emission level (tier II controls) came into force on July 1, 2010. The revised regulation was a very strict one that aimed to decrease NOx emission levels by a further 20 percent from that of the first regulation. Moreover, a third control was adopted in 2008, targeting vessels to be constructed from 2016 and limited to emission control areas, to seek the reduction of NOx emissions by about 80 percent from that of the first tier.



<Seymour Sun>

Gross tonnage: 30,873 tons

Length overall: about 186 meters

Breadth: about 32.20 meters

Shipbuilder: Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Korea

Flag: Singapore

Built: January 2022


<Grouse Sun>

Length overall: approx. 186 meters

Breadth: approx. 32.20 meters

Gross tonnage: 30,873 tons

Shipbuilder: Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Korea

Flag: Singapore

Built: April 2022