In at least three global measures of shipping companies’ environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) performance, there is one outfit that stands out.

The top shipping company in Refinitiv’s environmental, social and governance ratings? Japan’s NYK Line.

One of just two companies in the industry to receive an A grade from the Carbon Disclosure Project? NYK, alongside compatriot rival K Line.

One of just two shipping outfits to have their decarbonisation goal validated by the Science Based Targets initiative? You guessed it, NYK again with K Line.