Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (or K Line) was established on April 10, 1919.
It has been performing throughout the international community as a global shipping and logistics company. Its core business lies in shipping through the operations of a large number of ships all around the world, and expanding to terminal business and logistics business.
As well as other major international shipping companies headquartered in Japan, "K" Line deals with a wide range of transportation business in accordance with customer demand. This includes Container Business for transporting consumer goods such as electrical appliances and apparel; Bulk Carrier Service to carry coking coal, iron ore, woodchips/pulp, etc.; Car Carrier Service for motor vehicles; Energy Transportation including LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), Thermal Coal, Oil and Oil Products; and Global Total Logistics Service.
Containership services has had the distinction of being the centerpiece of "K"LINE’s global sea transportation services. In addition, it is also involved in securing its own terminals in major ports worldwide, making its feeder service network more complete.
Under this Alliance, strenuous efforts are constantly under way to upgrade quality of service. Cooperative efforts have been concentrated for optimal deployment of each party’s fleet and reinforcement of service loops in response to customer needs, not only in East/West trunk lines (Asia/No. America, Asia/No. Europe, Mediterranean and Atlantic), but in all service routes.