"K" Line provides stable and reliable containership services on routes that cover countries around the world, responding promptly to changes in the trade environment and strengthening their international competitiveness.
Our containership services are used to transport a diverse range of products that are closely related to people's lives from general consumer goods to parts and raw materials. Containership services are offered worldwide through the four hubs of Japan, Asia, Europe and North America, which we position as a core "K" Line business. We have established world-class alliances with shipping companies in China, Taiwan and South Korea and operate main East-West routes between Asia and North America, Asia and Europe, and Europe and North America. In addition, we also offer the intra-Asian routes covering the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, and the South-North route linking South America, Australia and Africa with Asia and other regions. "K" Line is a global carrier that boasts a fleet of approximately 75 ships as of the end of March 2013 and are systematically upgrading our fleet.
"K" Line's containership transport services are distinguished by high-frequency and stable schedules and high-quality service. By focusing all of our energies on meeting diverse customer needs, we have established a solid reputation among leading companies around the world, several of whom have named us Carrier of the Year. "K" Line services are also characterized by its own infrastructure, including the operation of container terminals—the link between marine and ground-based transportation—in Japan, the U.S. and Europe, and two-level, special-purpose trains known as double-stack trains in North America