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“K” LINE Group Provided Free Ocean Transportation of Desks and Chairs for Students of Santiago Japanese School

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. and its group companies (“K” LINE Group), are pleased to announce that they have provided free ocean transportation of new desks and chairs for students of Santiago Japanese School*1 (the School) in Santiago, the capital city of Chile. The free transportation was carried out through collaboration among several “K” LINE group companies, including “K” LINE CHILE LIMITADA. (KCL) in Chile which lead the project.

KCL, responded to the request from the School, applying its expertise as a freight forwarder*2 and comprehensive logistics service provider in Chile. It made a series of arrangements, including ocean transport from Yokohama to San Antonio in Chile where they were unloaded, customs clearance and delivery to the School, so as to ensure the seamless transportation of the desks and chairs.

(From left to right)
Mr. Hiromichi Ishikawa, President, “K” LINE CHILE LIMITADA.
Ms. Mariko Matsumoto, Secretary General, Santiago Japanese School
Mr. Shuichi Hayakawa, Principal, Santiago Japanese School
Mr. Yuta Hashizume, Manager, “K” LINE CHILE LIMITADA.

Within Japan, upon receiving the desks and chairs at the Port of Yokohama, Daito Corporation, another “K” LINE group company, did the customs clearance process and the loading of the desks and chairs onto the vessel. “K” LINE took charge of ocean transport with its car carrier, which regularly calls San Antonio. KCL was responsible for delivering the desks and chairs from the port to the School. The cross-functional teamwork of the “K” LINE Group, specifically Daito Corporation, the “K” LINE car carrier division and KCL, made the seamless transportation of the desks and chairs possible.

The “K” LINE Group hopes its effort will enable Japanese children in Chile who are living away from home to study successfully in a well-equipped environment. The “K” LINE Group, including KCL, will continue to undertake similar initiatives to help raise the next generation of children.

*1             Formerly known as Santiago Japanese Supplementary School, the school opened in 1972 to educate Japanese children. Santiago Japanese School was established in 1982 in the same building. The School relocated to the Vitacura area in 1984. It relocated again to its current location (in the Lo Barnechea area of northeastern Santiago) in 1992, and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2022. The School is managed by the Fundacion Cultural y Educacional Japonesa established by Camara Chileno Japonesa de Comercio e Industria A.G. It provides a curriculum that is in line with the compulsory education system in Japan.

*2             A company that provides fully integrated comprehensive logistics services, including freight transportation arrangements, customs clearance and insurance arrangements using different modes of transport, such as maritime shipping, air freight and land transportation.