NYK Taps into AT&T Global Network

AT&T to Connect Nyk Locations Worldwide, Delivering Operational Efficiency and Increased Productivity

Hong Kong, China, October 15, 2009


AT&T* announced today that the Japanese global shipping company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) has selected AT&T as its worldwide communications provider. AT&T is providing Virtual Private Network (VPN) services to NYK Group in North America, Europe and Asia, to enhance its global competitiveness, delivering improved operational efficiency and increased productivity.

AT&T has provided networking solutions to NYK Group in the US and Japan for a number of years. In a global network transformation move in November 2008, NYK moved to a consistent and global IT policy, enabling it to improve efficiency, avoid duplication, and improve process management in response to the changing business environment. AT&T is a key enabler for this strategy by providing NYK with one consistent global platform and network architecture. AT&T is providing connectivity to NYK’s 137 global sites in 31 countries.

NYK chose AT&T for its world-class IP-based products and services, which provides a consistent approach and significant project management abilities to serve NYK needs globally.

A seamless, agile and simplified technology platform is critical to the ongoing transformation for NYK. AT&T helps NYK accelerate the changes needed on a global basis and is providing the foundation to underpin the optimization of NYK’s infrastructure. NYK will benefit from access to AT&T’s global network to better serve the customers and deliver cost effective, consistent, secure and highly available services.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About NYK
NYK, founded in 1885 and headquartered in Tokyo, is one of the world's leading transport companies offering worldwide services in the marine, land, and air transport sectors, at terminal and harbors around the world, in the cruise industry, in shipping-related fields, and in real estate, among others.
Website: http://www.nyk.com/english/

About NYK Business Systems
NYK Business Systems, founded in 1988 and headquartered in Tokyo, provides database and consulting services in the computer and communication infrastructure field, in addition to related education and training. The company also conducts extensive research in the international logistics sector and creates and operates tailored computer systems.
Website: http://www.nykbs.co.jp/

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