Ecochlor Expands into Japan

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 1, 2019

Asao Shirai (Photo: Ecochlor)

Asao Shirai (Photo: Ecochlor)

Focused in providing a local solution for shipowners with their ballast water management system (BWMS) regulatory challenges, Ecochlor has  announced Asao Shirai will be leading the new office in Japan as Regional Business Development Manager. 

Mr. Shirai has a 35-year proven record of facilitating long-term business relationships with the most prestigious shipowners in Japan. Through his experience he has accumulated great respect from shipping executives at NYK Line, Mitsui OSK Lines, Kawasaki Kisen, JX Ocean, Kumiai Senpaku, Yamamaru Kisen ─ and he has built up a substantial network of leaders within the industry.

As one of the three top-leading countries in the shipping industry, Japan has fleets that contain some of the highest carrying capacities in the world, making it an important market for the Ecochlor. The Ecochlor BWMS is known for its great benefits and cost advantages with vessels that have very high ballast flow rates.

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