Nov 19, 2012

Yusen Logistics Installs Largest Solar Power Generator at Warehouse Facility, New Jersey

Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd. (President: Hiromitsu Kuramoto) has installed its largest solar power generation system at its warehouse facility in Port Murray, New Jersey. This system installation signifies Yusen Logistics’ dedication to developing environmentally friendly solutions that support its business, and help the environment as a whole.

The solar power generation system is comprised of 6,246 solar panels arranged in 11 rows, covering a 14,700 sqft. plot next to the Yusen Logistics warehouse. The 500-kilowatt (kW) system is expected to generate around 650,000 kWh of electricity per year, and will help power the warehouse with clean, solar electricity. Surplus electricity from the project will be sold to local power companies. The overall reduction in carbon emissions is expected to exceed 200 tons on an annual basis.

With the support of the State of New Jersey as well as a subsidy offered by the U.S. federal government, Yusen Logistics is eligible for the Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SREC), which will help to promote the continued use of environmentally friendly and renewable energy sources.

The opening ceremony for the solar system was held as part of a tour of the facility attended by Yusen Logistics’ president, Mr. Hiromitsu Kuramoto, and president of Yusen Logistics, Americas, Mr. Kazuo Ishizuka, as well as executives from partnering companies.

Yusen Logistics, as part of the NYK Group, is committed to developing programs that help achieve its goal of contributing to the betterment of the global environment and the achievement of a sustainable society.