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April 24, 2003
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

Further Expansion of "K" LINE's ISO 14001 Certification

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" LINE) has been making efforts for extension of "K" LINE's ISO 14001 Certification within its group. On April 21, 2003, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) permitted the same certification to be extended to Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. and Nitto Total Logistics Ltd. (Terminal Group).

"K" LINE announced in May 2001 that as a global logistics company centering on shipping, it was taking up the issue of environmental preservation as a perpetual management assignment in the "K" LINE Group's Environmental Policy. In February 2002 was granted ISO 14001 certification covering "K" LINE and its 3 ship management companies ("K" LINE Ship Management Co., Ltd.; Taiyo Nippon Kisen Co., Ltd.; Escobal Japan Ltd). The 2 above-named companies have now been certified in addition to the 3 preceding companies.

Our activities for environmental preservation have been focused on both land-office management and ship management. We recognize how necessary it is to tackle the subject of environmental preservation in our capacity as a logistics business group from an overall perspective of sea/land transport. With an eye on cargo movement in Japan, a "Modal Shift" is advancing: change in transportation with heavier environmental loads to the more eco-friendly marine transport.
We are stepping up our efforts for cohesively tackling environmental preservation issues as a common cause of the entire "K" LINE group, making certain that every action taken is in concert with other members in the group. In line with this direction, we are committed to working on expansion of our Environmental Management System (EMS) within the "K" LINE Group.

Further Expansion of

Mr. Masato Matsumoto, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK)
Capt. Hayama, Director, Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Mr. Morimoto, Director, Nitto Total Logistics Ltd.
Mr. Tsutsumi, Director, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


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