Hong Kong-based shipmanager, Wallem Group has taken its first Japanese vessel under management. The 21,443dwt Aphrodite Leader is a pure car & truck carrier.
The Aphrodite Leader completed the various inspections, audits and surveys in accordance with the Japanese Flag requirements. The vessel then officially changed over to Japanese Flag upon receipt of the statutory certificates from the Japanese Government and Class NK.
“This marks a positive milestone as Wallem is now one of just a few international ship managers qualified to manage Japanese Flag vessels,” the company said. “It is a clear testament to our strong safety culture, commitment to quality and efficient operations.”
Wallem is dedicated to continue supporting its Japanese customers with technical and ship management services for a range of vessel types including car carriers, tankers and container vessels.
Wallem Ship Management is fully accredited to do full technical management for Japanese flag vessels with Class NK, including the provision of crew with fully compliant Wallem Professional seafarers meeting the stringent Japanese flag requirements.
Aphrodite is the ancient Greek goddess of love.