Immediately following the earthquake, the vehicles were donated by Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. (head office: Yokohama; president: Carlos Ghosn) to several international humanitarian assistance organizations affiliated with Japan Platform.* The cars were overseas models initially built for the United Nations, so after temporary permission for the automobiles to run in Japan expired in June 2012, NYK transported the vehicles from Japan to Africa for these organizations so that the vehicles could be used in the humanitarian assistance activities being done there.
The cars were loaded on the NYK car carrier Sirius Leader, and after arriving in Mombasa and Durban the automobiles were sent to Nairobi, Kenya; Juba, South Sudan; and Harare, Zimbabwe. The final delivery was made in January 2013.
NYK will continue to use its logistics and transport services, facilities, and networks across oceans, land, and air to demonstrate the group's commitment to social contribution activities.