JFPA Awards Two NYK Operated Vessels As The 2018 Best Quality Ship
The Japan Federation of Pilots’ Associations (JFPA)* awarded the wood-chip carrier Forestal Reina and the methanol tanker Kohzan Maru III, both NYK-operated vessels and managed by NYK Group companies, as the 2018 Best Quality Ship. On June 21 at the Todofuken Kaikan in Tokyo, this award ceremony was held and was attended by Shinya Hitomi, NYK corporate officer, and related parties. In fiscal 2003 The Best Quality Ship Award was founded with the aim of enhancing awareness of not only safe vessel operations but also the need for environmental conservation within our ports and oceans.
The comprehensive evaluations of vessels were performed by the pilots that had requested pilot operations at pilotage districts throughout Japan during the months of September and October 2018. Then seven vessels were selected, including two NYK ships, to be recognized for their excellent operations.
The NYK Group says that it will continue its efforts to ensure safe operations, positioning safety considering it as their most important task.
* Japan Federation of Pilots’ Associations (JFPA): Under the revised Pilotage Law, the JFPA was founded on April 1, 2007, as an incorporated national federation comprising district-wide pilot associations.
** Bridge Resource Management: Management method employing the concept of Cockpit Resource Management developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This method aims to improve interactions among human resources on the bridge from where a ship is controlled.