Message from the Managing Director

To begin with, I would like to say that “Peace and Stability of Humankind” is our principle and will always continue to be so. In line with the principle, we “K” LINE SHIP MANAGEMENT (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD proudly hold this as own Mission and Policy.

I, Capt. Tomaru Takafumi joined “K” LINE in 1990 as Third Officer on PCC, and then served on Container ship, Gas carrier, Oil tanker, and even a training ship owned by Japanese government. (Total 24 vessels)

After promotion to Senior Officer, I served mainly on container ship as Chief Officer and Master, as well as taking up various shore assignments mentioned below.

2001-2004

Manager

KKK Tokyo Head Office (Container Transport Management Group)

2007-2010

Assistant General Manager

KLPL in Singapore (Container Global Operation Centre & Marine Division)

2012-2015

Vice President

K-Line America in Richmond, VA (Marine Technical Department)

2017-2020

Senior Vice President

ONE Singapore (Marine Safety & Quality Department)

2022

So now, I’m very honored to be appointed as the Managing Director as of 1st November 2022 for “K” LINE SHIP MANAGEMENT (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD, managing 18 container ships.

In this opportunity, I would like to express my original intention. My mission is that “K” Line Ship Management Company is an organization that customers, internal staffs, and seafarers love.

In order to provide the highest level of Ship Management Service that satisfies all customers, we (over 800 seafarers and about 40 shore staff) will continue to maintain and provide quality ships for our customers. We shall make the best use of technology so that Shore Staffs and Seafarers give top priority in maintaining good communication, listen to Seafarer’s requests, and provide support for skill improvement by seminars, training, etc. and to that effect we will consider the introduction of various systems and software. Instead of relying only on cost, we will build a friendly environment in which ideas are solicited from both internally and externally for continual improvement.

My best wishes to all of you and your families.

Sincerely
Capt. Tomaru Takafumi
Managing Director
KLSM