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NYK named “Noteworthy DX Company” for 2022

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TOKYO : NYK was selected as a Noteworthy DX Company for 2022 by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).

This year, 15 companies including NYK were recognized as companies that are implementing noteworthy initiatives in the promotion of digital transformation (DX). This is the fourth METI/TSE recognition of NYK, following the company being named a “Digital Transformation Company” in 2021 and a “Competitive IT Strategy Company” in 2017 and 2016.

The selection is in recognition of NYK’s DX initiatives, including the development of a ship data lake* to support demonstration tests of safe navigation systems and autonomous ships, in addition to the practical application of MarCoPay, a financial platform for seafarers operated by MarCoPay Inc.

NYK’s major DX Initiatives

  • Practical application of the financial platform for seafarers by MarCoPay
  • Demonstration tests of autonomous ship
  • Development of fully autonomous ship framework
  • AI optimization of ship allocation plans
  • Initiative for remote diagnosis and monitoring of the state of engine plants
  • ※Details about each project can be found in the related news release links below.


NYK regards DX as a means to realize various efforts to resolve ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues, and will promote the use of new technologies that are making progress, such as AI, in addition to strengthening the development of digital human resources throughout the Group.

In February 2021, NYK released the “NYK Group ESG Story,” which aims to further integrate ESG into the company’s management strategy and promotes activities that contribute to the achievement of the SDGs through business activities. In March this year, NYK released the updated “NYK Group ESG Story 2022,” which introduces initiatives for integrating ESG into the Group’s management strategies set forth in the “NYK Group ESG Story” and provides a partial explanation of the Group’s sustainable growth strategy from a long-term perspective.
To strongly promote ESG management, the NYK Group is encouraging new value creation as a sustainable solution provider that promotes DX in each field.

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