Regulation 1.4 of MLC 2006
NYK-Fil Ship Management Inc. (NYK-Fil; head office: Manila, Philippines), an NYK Group company, has obtained certification from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) as an institution that meets the requirements of regulation 1.4 (recruitment and placement) of the International Labor Organization’s Maritime Labor Convention 2006 (MLC 2006).
Regulation 1.4 of MLC 2006 mandates that each member that operates a public seafarer recruitment and placement service shall ensure that the service is operated in an orderly manner that protects and promotes seafarers’ employment rights as provided in the convention. ClassNK’s certification officially recognizes that the services offered by NYK-Fil fulfill this obligation. This is the first certification that ClassNK has issued in the manning-business sector.
A certification ceremony was held at the head office of NYK-Fil on November 24, and attended by Mr. Takao Kuboki of Certification Service General Manager, Mr. Kazuyuki Akimoto of Manila Office General Manager from ClassNK, NYK-Fil president Josephine J. Francisco, and related parties from NYK.
NYK-Fil strives to continually improve service standards through the receipt of objective evaluations from third-party institutions for the company’s business operations. The NYK Group will continue to work to further enhance its operations so that it can continue to provide safe, high-quality transport services to customers.
Source: NYK Lines