December 4, 2023
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


 “K” Line Maritime Academy Philippines (KLMA), which is a training center for seafarers in Philippines of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE), has held a commemorative ceremony to celebrate its 30th anniversary since its opening on April 23, 1993. The ceremony was attended by 140 guests, including the Japanese Embassy: Ambassador, Mr. Kazuhiko Koshikawa and many other government representatives and people working with maritime affairs.


 “K” LINE’s efforts to train seafarers in the Philippines started with the founding of the “K” Line Maritime Training Corporation in 1993, after which it moved from Manila to Pasay in February 2008 to allow the KLMA to expand and to make it into the major training center it is today, capable of receiving more than 10,000 seafarers every year.


 The training facilities have a range of simulators for ship maneuvering, engine control, engine rooms, cargo handling, GMDSS, boilers, and so forth as well as large marine diesel engine, diesel generator, and other devices used for navigation, enabling training compatible with IMO model courses* as well as online trainings.


 The “K” LINE Group employs seafarers of various nationalities, including Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, Indian, and Bulgarian. But more than 70% of crew members are Filipino seafarers. This is why the Philippines-based KLMA is positioned as the core of training and will continue to train seafarers as a major pillar for ensuring safety in navigation and cargo operations and hull maintenance, enabling the provision of higher-quality maritime transportation.


* A training program for acquiring knowledge and skills needed to implement treaties and such that have been formulated and adopted by the IMO (International Maritime Organization).


(From Left: 
Japanese Embassy: Ambassador, Mr. Kazuhiko Koshikawa 
“K” LINE: Vice President Executive Officer, Mr. Atsuo Asano
Pasay City LGU: Mayor, Hon. Imelda Calixto Rubiano
Pasay City LGU: Congressman, Hon. Antonino Calixto)

(Vice President Executive Officer, Mr. Atsuo Asano at ceremony)

(KLMA related press releases)


January 24, 2023: Donation of Protective Equipment for Pasig River Cleaners in the Philippines


December 16, 2022: 
Solar Power Generation System Installed at Seafarers’ Training Facility in Philippines


August 20, 2021: Providing the Space for Vaccination Site in Philippines


October 22, 2018: 25th Anniversary of Maritime Training in the Philippines


March 5, 2018: 
New Building with Seafarer’s accommodation Delivered, Opening Ceremony held in The Philippines


January 24, 2012: “K” Line Maritime Academy (Philippines) ECDIS Training Course