March 5, 2018
A new building named "OCEAN BREEZE" has been constructed adjacent to the existing building for further strengthening and expanding our seafarer's training facility known as "K" Line Maritime Academy Philippines (hereafter "KLMA (Phil)") located in Pasay City, and on March 2, 2018 with many distinguished Japanese and Philippine government officials, as well as many overseas and maritime officials attending, an opening ceremony was successfully held.
Our efforts for developing seafarers in The Philippines was first started in 1993 by the establishment of "K" Line Maritime Training Corporation (KMTC), later known as "KLMA (Phil)" within our own "KLINE BUILDING" completed in February 2008. Currently we are accepting 10,000 trainees per year, and as one of the main pillars to support "safe operations and environmental conservation" in accordance with our company's business foundation, we will stably provide high quality seafarers as well as further strengthening and nurturing their training.
"OCEAN BREEZE" is an eleven-story complex building that combines a seafarer's clinic equipped with the very latest medical equipment, a dormitory that can accommodate 225 trainees (total 282 trainees together with existing building) and office space on the upper floor. It is a symbolic place for securing and training the seafarers for our "K" Line fleet, in response to the ever-increasing demand Filipino seafarers.
Inside the building, synergies within the "K" Line group are also expected as inclusion of occupancy by group companies such as seafarer manning companies, marine agents and logistics company, including our own representative office.
"K" Line Group is working together to secure and train skilled seafarers so that we can continuously provide high-quality logistics based on safe navigation.