First Chief Engineers from NTMA


NYK has announced the promotion of Daisuke Miwa and Edwin Palacios Privado to the position of chief engineer. Daisuke Miwa successfully completed NYK’s internal training program and Edwin Palacios Privado is a graduate of the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy (NTMA), reports an article published on their website.

First Chief Engineers

For the NYK Group, safe ship operation is the number one priority in ESG management. The development of excellent human resources is particularly important for achieving safe operations, and we have established various training systems.

To secure a stable supply of human resources from a wide range of sources, NYK decided to begin its own internal training program from 2006. NYK recruits graduates of general four-year universities and technical colleges and trains them over a two-year period to acquire the necessary licenses to become marine engineers through an in-house program. In total, more than 100 employees have obtained seafarer’s licenses through this program.

Additionally, NYK established NTMA with the aim of developing talented Filipino seafarers. NTMA has maintained a high pass rate for graduates on the Philippine Sea Technology National Examination with its own curriculum and boarding training and has graduated more than 1,250 seafarers who currently serve on board ships operated by the NYK Group.

NYK Senior Managing Executive Officer Tomoyuki Koyama commented, “Safety is the foundation of all business activities of NYK, and we consider the development of human resources to support this foundation to be of great importance. Personnel with a wide range of knowledge and diverse backgrounds are in high demand, so we are very pleased to have the first chief engineers from our internal training program and NTMA at the same time. We will continue to focus on securing and fostering excellent human resources to make NYK a source of competitiveness.”

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