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July 10, 2008
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

"K" LINE Vision 100 "Stable and safe ship operation administration structure"

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (hereinafter "K" Line) is pleased to announce that the "K" Line Group established the new midterm management plan "K" LINE Vision 100 on 25th April 2008 and has set up five basic management issues including "Stable and safe ship operation administration structure", with which our Marine technical sector is aggressively grappling, comprising of its three pillars:

  1. Enhancing Safety Management System
    1. Enhance Safety Management System and manuals, building on its distribution know-how and Global safety standard.
    2. Enhance onboard inspection scheme and structure and promote improvement of our fleet quality.
    3. Enhance Shore-base Back-up structure and promote sharing of safety information among all groups, fleet and related shipowners.
  2. Enhancing Ship-management Structure
    1. Place emphasis on In-House ship management by positioning management know-how accumulated on reserve from the experiences of In-House ship management companies as the basis of safe navigation.
    2. Specialize types of vessels with the aim of conducting more specialized ship management.
    3. Expand In-House ship management to strengthen the structure.
    4. Carry out Quality management of our owned and controlled vessels.
  3. Securing and training of marine technical personnel on a global basis
    1. Enhance training for "K" Line seafarers and expansion of facilities.
    2. Establish a system of developing instructors who have acquired the "K" Line Standard
    3. Appropriate application of career path plans.
    4. Nurture new seafarer graduates via standardization of KLMA Cadet Training Program so that they acquire the "K" Line Standard.
    5. Establish a system for on-the-job training (OJT) onboard training ships.
    6. Upgrade the Crew Assessment System and provide education/training in accordance with the results from assessment of individuals

"K" LINE Vision 100 advocates "Synergy for All and Sustainable Growth" as its main theme and we are aggressively and steadily grappling with safe ship operations to provide stable sea transportation services.


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