August 25, 2011
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
"K" Line Donates Reefer Containers to Quake-stricken Area in Tohoku, Japan
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line) has donated five 20-foot reefer containers to Kesennuma City in Miyagi Prefecture and Miyako City in Iwate Prefecture, which suffered devastating damage from the March11 earthquake and tsunami.
The donation was made in cooperation with "Kibo-no-Noroshi"(+), an aid fund supported by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism as well as the Fisheries Agency of Japan. The reefer containers, which were delivered to the destinations on August22, will be used for refrigerated storage of fishery products at fish processing facilities in the two cities - 4 units in Kesennuma, 1 unit in Miyako.
"K" Line continues to proactively take part in various relief activities in the quake and tsunami stricken areas by using its resources as a shipping company.
(+) "Kibo-no-Noroshi", which literally means "Beacon of Hope", is an newly-established private aid fund for the purpose of ensuring the supply of essential equipment (such as reefer containers, forklifts, etc.) to assist in re-opening fish markets within the March11 disaster-stricken areas.