K Line Ship Management (India)
 
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K-Line Ship Management (KLSM) held its 16th Annual Seminar in India, 2nd Edition, "Seminar 16B" in Goa on November 15 and 16.
 
 
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'K' Line Ship Management (KLSM) recently held the first chapter of their Annual Seminar, a two-day event, to interact with their valued assets The Seafarers.
 
 
KLSM 15B Seminar held in Mumbai on 19th & 20th of November 2015
Praises Seafarers for 'Zero Observations' at Vetting Inspections, Across the Fleet.
 
 
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KLSM 14B Seminar held in Mumbai on 19 & 20 November 2014
K Line acclaims its seafarers for another step towards the aim of "Zero Accidents" & Zero Injuries".
 
 
KLSM 14A Seminar held in Chennai on 14 & 15 July 2014
The 14(A) Chennai Seminar was held this year at MGM Resort on 14th & 15th of July, 2014.
 
 
NORDIC RIVER" rescued an injured adventurer from Indian Ocean
One of our managing Ammonia Carrier, M/V "NORDIC RIVER", received an urgent rescue request from RCC Australia at 0150 Local Time on the 11th of July,
 
 
KLSM (Tokyo) Organization changes effective from 01st JULY 2014
I would like to inform you of the company board organization changes as per the resolution of Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders and Board of Directors Meeting on June 26th 2014.
 
 
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KLSM Annual Seminar held in Mumbai 20 & 21 November 12
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KLSM Annual Seminar held in Mumbai 28 & 29 November '11
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The first edition of 2011 “Quality Improvement Session” ( or Mini-Seminar ) with Senior Officers from KLSM Pool was organized at Chennai on 24/May/2011.
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KLSM : Promoting excellence Chennai seminar underlines efficiency & teamwork

   

Words from the wise during tough times
Mr. Kuboshima’s Mantra: Focus on Training & Quality

   

BOX Treat Retreat
The families of the seminar participants were not confined to the hotel
rooms- in fact they remained very active, mainly outdoors.

   
Advocating a
     ‘Slow & Steady’
path to attracting and retaining seagoing staff
   
  Incoming KLSM President’s Message: “Your problems are our problems”
 
   
To rise rapidly above the safety & quality standards of the industry is the call of the hour
 
KLSM President Mr. S Maeda
 
   
"K" Line Ship Management (India) Pvt Ltd, Mumbai is proud to announce that we are now an ISO certified company since 27th August 2007.
 
First branch office in Chennai
"K" Line Ship Management Company (India) Pvt Limited (KLSM India) is steaming full ahead and spreading its wings in to reach areas beyond the shores of Mumbai.
   
 
SMALL STEPS LEAD TO GREATER HEIGHTS!
 
KLSM Annual Seminar held in Mumbai 20 & 21 November 12
The 12 th (B) annual seminar was held at Mumbai, Ramada Hotel on the 20th and 21st November 2012.
 
 
KLSM Annual Seminar held in Chennai 10 & 11 July ’12
The 12 th (A) annual seminar was held at Chennai, Hotel Accord International on the 10th and 11th July 2012.
 
   
KLSM Annual Seminar held in Mumbai 28 & 29 November '11
The 11th annual seminar was held at hotel Ramada Powai on the 28th and 29th of Nov 2011.
 
   
KLSM Mumbai KKK President Mr Jiro Asakura Visits On Dussera Day The President of K-Line (KKK, Japan), one of the big 3 in Japan
  read more...
 
The third and last of 2011 series of "Quality Improvement Session" ( or Mini-Seminar ) with Senior Officers from KLSM Pool was held at Mumbai
  read more...
   
Having held the first edition of 2011 “Quality Improvement Session” ( or Mini-Seminar ) with Senior Officers from KLSM Pool at Chennai in May, the Second such event was organized at New Delhi on 26/July/2011 at Hyatt Regency.
  read more...
   
The first edition of 2011 “Quality Improvement Session” ( or Mini-Seminar ) with Senior Officers from KLSM Pool was organized at Chennai on 24/May/2011.
  read more...
   
Promoting transparency is the key to better understanding between top management and the employees.
  read more...
   
The second “Senior Officers Quality Improvement Sessions” cum social gathering was held for Western region of India on July 26, 2010
  read more...
   
The first “KLSM Mini Seminar” was held for South India region on May 22, 2010
 
   
KLSM 9th Seminar held in Mumbai, 4th & 5th November '09
 
   
Panama Consul General Mr. Julio Guardia paid a courtesy  visit to KLSM Mumbai  office  on 1st August 2009.
 
   

KLSM : Promoting excellence Chennai seminar underlines efficiency & teamwork

   

Words from the wise during tough times
Mr. Kuboshima’s Mantra: Focus on Training & Quality

   

BOX Treat Retreat
The families of the seminar participants were not confined to the hotel
rooms- in fact they remained very active, mainly outdoors.

   
Advocating a
     ‘Slow & Steady’
path to attracting and retaining seagoing staff
   
  Incoming KLSM President’s Message: “Your problems are our problems”
 
   
To rise rapidly above the safety & quality standards of the industry is the call of the hour
 
KLSM President Mr. S Maeda
 
   
"K" Line Ship Management (India) Pvt Ltd, Mumbai is proud to announce that we are now an ISO certified company since 27th August 2007.
 
First branch office in Chennai
"K" Line Ship Management Company (India) Pvt Limited (KLSM India) is steaming full ahead and spreading its wings in to reach areas beyond the shores of Mumbai.
   
 
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NORDIC RIVER
 
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“Excellence is an art, won by training and habituation…we do not necessarily act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we attain excellence because we have acted rightly…we are what we repeatedly do… Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit”. So said Aristotle, the world renowned Greek philosopher; student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great.

Cultivating this very same habit of excellence was the central thread running through K Line Ship Management’s national seminar held in Chennai on December 10 and 11. Led by their President, Mr. Satoru Kuboshima, management and officers converged at Chennai to contribute to the glittering event.

Capt. Sudhir K. Goyal, Director & General Manager of K Line Ship Management (India) Pvt. Ltd. kicked off the proceedings with a welcome and introductory address; this was followed by self introductions by all the officers present.

Mr. Kuboshima then took charge. In his keynote speech, he expressed satisfaction at the large officer turnout in spite of the terror threats looming large across the country. He said, “You will be pleased to know that elaborate security arrangements guard our hotel and so we are indeed in a safe environment. I am also grateful to the K Line & KLSM officials who have made this event possible.” On his second visit to the southern shipping hub of India, Mr. Kuboshima was optimistic about the Group’s growth prospects in Chennai and elsewhere in India. “I was here first in August this year when KLSM established their Chennai office, with Mr. Albert Joseph leading from the front.”, he said. “I felt a sense of safety, security and an immensely stabilised atmosphere here, and I stuck to my guns in holding a seminar here in spite of so many opinions and discussions back home in Tokyo on whether we should proceed with the seminar as scheduled. I firmly believe that KLSM, committed to our Indian staff, wants to share your happiness as well as your hardships, and we are now doing so”. The Indian officers looked more than happy at this reassuring and very commendable gesture from Mr. Kuboshima.

 


Coming down to the business of the visit, the President reviewed some facts and statistics as he looked at the world economic situation. “Because of the financial crisis, the world economy is declining very rapidly, and suddenly. The stock markets all over the world are down more than 50% already; the quote for K Line stock is now at one fifth of its peak value. However, other shipping companies are also in same situation. The outlook for the entire shipping industry has turned negative in just a few weeks!” he said, choosing not to mince his words.

Mr. Kuboshima said that the freight and charter markets were down sharply, with capesize bulker rates now down to 1/50th of their peak values. From a high daily rate of $240,000, these were now about $2/3,000 daily, and Panamax rates were a tenth of their peaks. “Container ships are still much better than bulkers with rates falling to a fifth of what they used to be just a few months ago. The only breather we have, fortunately, is that oil prices are down by almost 50%”, he commented.

However, Mr. Kuboshima was not despondent, saying, “Regardless of all this, there is good news and hope. The shipping industry shall continue to exist and ferry cargoes to support the world economy. Unfortunately throughout the last decade, the world economy relied heavily upon futures trading and speculation, which has created a ‘money is a game’ like situation. My friends, speculation has only a limited place under the sun; one can’t remain secure in it!”

The K Line President had some concrete plans to weather the storm. One of the options for the Group, he said, was to retire older ships a bit earlier than currently planned. He disclosed that fleet expansion with newer ships was going ahead regardless: K Line expects, in 2009, 3 VLCCs and an AfraMax to be added to its fleet, besides two 8,000TEU, one 4,600TEU and one 1,700TEU boxship. He was uncertain about deliveries beyond 2009, though some container ships were scheduled. He reassured the delegates about their job security however, saying, “KLSM is now engaged with Indian seafarers on a majority of the fleet under its management, and your job opportunities will not shrink, but rather expand, though more gradually.”

In closing, Mr. Kuboshima reiterated Group policy, stressing that safety and quality improvement continued to be K Line’s top priority. He also expressed solidarity with the assembled mariners, “Your happiness is our happiness, your pain is our pain, and your problems are our problems. Let us face all of them together.”

 

2 DAYS OF INTERESTING PRESENTATIONS

The rest of the working seminar now took off. Capt. Otsuda unveiled ‘KLine Vision 100’, followed by Capt. S.B. Rele, promoting ‘Excellence in Safety’. Mr. Manoj Virkar elaborated on excellence in machinery operations.

Just before lunch, Capt. Senthil Kumar spoke about experiences with a newly delivered Aframax.

Post lunch, Capt. Rele took center stage again with the improved KLQSMS system. This was followed by ‘Incident investigation & root cause Analysis’ by Capt. J. Rinon, who also spoke about the causal factor chart analysis. An interesting workshop on this analysis followed. Now, towards the close of the first day, the seminar ended with a presentation of exercises by the group leaders, an interactive session related to the workshop, and other issues discussed throughout the day.

The evening was earmarked for unwinding and socialising by the delegates and their families over cocktails and dinner.

Day 2 started with Capt. Rinon elaborating on lessons learnt from significant near misses in KLSM’s fleet, followed by Capt. Otsuda’s introduction to KLMA’s Cadet Training Programme, with Capt. Senthil Kumar giving a detailed explanation. Later, Mr. Manoj Virkar showed everyone how to excel in protecting the environment and managing it well. It was Capt. Rele’s turn next to make a presentation on ‘excellence in navigation’.

Preceding the lunch break, external speaker Capt. M.C. Yadav, Director, Maritime Education & Training, FOSMA, spoke on the Maritime Labour Convention. Post lunch, Capt. Yadav elaborated on the seafarer's identification document and STCW 2010.

Dr. P. Mishra, PO, MMD Chennai, spoke about new concepts of human error in the maritime industry. Later, Capt. A.C. Galliara highlighted team building and leadership development methods followed by role playing. Towards the end, a sailing Chief Engineer and a Captain shared their experiences with the assembly.

The day ended with a presentation of awards by Mr. Kuboshima and a speech by Capt T. Saito, MD, KLSM Singapore, followed by the closing address by Capt. Takehiko Ibusuki, CEO, KLSM India.

December 11’s evening was much a replica of the previous day, with delegates mingling over cocktails and dinner before the curtain came down on the elaborate K Line & KLSM meet.

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