September 14, 2011 - Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line) has donated five 20-foot reefer containers to Ofunato City in Iwate, Japan, which suffered devastating damage from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, as part of its on-going support activities for disaster-stricken areas.
The five reefer containers, which were delivered to four fish processing facilities in the city on September 12, are serving as temporary refrigerated warehouses for fishery products.
According to a general manager of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Department of Ofunato City Office, "Refrigerated warehousing is absolutely essential for the fishing industry. The refrigerated containers we have received from “K” Line are expected to help spur a recovery of the fishing industry in the region."
(Reefer containers arrived at Ofunato City)
“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.