Hijacking – Car Carrier GALAXY LEADER – 19.11.2023

On Sunday 19th November, 2023 , NYK Chartered Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) GALAXY LEADER was named hijacked by Iran-affiliated Houthi militia, who described her as “an Israeli ship,” and taken to a Yemeni port. Al Jazeera News Agency cited a Houthi spokesman as saying the seizure of the ship was in response to […]

LNG News – Japanese NYK Line boosts LNG Carrier Management – 22.10.2020

The Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) has now agreed with Total to buy the oil major’s 80% stake of the GAZOCEAN, a French ship management company based at Marseilles, France which handles operation of six LNG ships. Before Thursday 22nd October NYK Line held only 20% of the stock in Gazocean and Total held […]

Coronavirus – NYK Cruises cancels Cruises – 12.03.2020

NYK Cruises “will cancel all cruises on ASUKA II scheduled to sail in March, in addition to the 103-day world cruise scheduled to depart from Japan on April 2 and return in July,” the company said. ASUKA II is the largest cruise ship flying the Japanese flag, according to her operator. With a capacity for […]

Breaking Up – 1998 built container ship NYK ANDROMEDA – 2017

On Friday 12th May 2017 at Gadani Beach, Pakistan the 1998 Japanese built container ship NYK ANDROMEDA as WANA was broken up. She was built at Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co Ltd (IHI) -at Kure in Japan as Yard No. 3087. She was 299.90m long with 40 m beam and 14.03 m draft. She had a carrying […]

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) Fined US$19.8 Million Australia’s Federal Court has convicted Japanese shipping company NYK of criminal cartel conduct and ordered it to pay a fine of A$25 million ($19.8 million). NYK was charged with giving effect to cartel provisions in an arrangement or understanding with other shipping lines relating to the transportation of […]