K Line See Major Emissions Reduction


Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.(K Line)achieved a 13.6% reduction in CO2 emissions in 2015 against the 2011 level, as a result of a deployment of larger vessels, proactive initiatives for introducing advanced energy-saving technologies including electronically controlled engines, as well as slow steaming being continuously pursed through close cooperation at sea and on land with ship owners, vessels and ship management companies.

K-Line successfully accomplished the CO2 emission reductions target ahead of schedule by 10% for 2019, against the 2011 level, which is one of its interim milestones by 2019, the hundredth anniversary year of our foundation, under the K Line Environmental Vision 2050, entitled ‘Securing Blue Seas for Tomorrow’  as a long-term objective toward 2050 established in March, 2015.

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In light of this achievement, “K” Line set a new CO2 Emission reduction by 25% for 2030 against 2011 level in the process of CO2 emission by half for 2050 under the vision.

Towards the new target, K-Line is pursuing further CO2 emission reductions through both hardware such as deployment of energy-saving vessels, continued review on energy diversification – including LNG-fueled vessels – as well as adoption of energy-saving technologies to be retrofitted on existing vessels.

K-Line is also pursuing emissions reductions on the software side to enhance efficient operation by the use of Big Data, obtained timely from vessels and the operational management for ballast navigation, and anchorage under energy management systems, which is now being introduced for thorough marine energy saving. 

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