On April 9, NYK was recognized as one of top shipping lines in the Green Flag vessel speed reduction Program that the Port of Long Beach has been conducting to improve air quality.It was the second consecutive recognition for NYK.

The Green Flag Program aims at restraining exhaust emissions from vessels, and the Port of Long Beach is recommending that vessels operate voluntary under 12 knots within 20 miles of the port. The program has been conducted since 2005. The awards this time are for the results of 2008 and were given to 13 vessel operators whose vessels called at Long Beach at least 50 times and achieved at least 90% compliance in the program.

Vessels operated by NYK called at Long Beach 290 times and scored an extraordinary compliance rating of 97.24%

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