“K” Line provides marine transport of crude oil, oil products, LPG and other petrochemical products.

Service Profile

Japan relies on imports for nearly 100% of its crude oil procurement. “K” Line has made the prevention of oil spills and other accidents its highest priority for more than 70 years since it entered the oil tanker services in 1934, providing top-class services to customers around the world by conducting meticulous and safe navigation and cargo operations.

Rigorous standards for ship management systems and crew skills are required globally for the transport of crude oil and petroleum products, which are hazardous substances. In line with such requirements, all of “K” Line’s crude oil tankers and product tankers have been double-hulled since 2003, and we constantly take measures such as conducting various marine and onshore training and oil spill exercises to raise skills with the aim of preventing accidents and minimizing harm.
"K" Line Enters Into Long-Term Contracts in Emerging Markets

“K” Line is responding to the increase in resource transport demand spurred by continuous economic growth in China, India and other emerging economies by being among the first Japanese shipping companies to expand their overseas dry bulk carrier services. In China, the world’s largest crude steel-producing country, we have entered into a number of long-term iron ore transport contracts with major steel mills and steadily established a track record of performance. In India, we stole a march on competitors by concluding long-term contracts for the transport of raw coal with JSW Group, a powerful conglomerate, obtaining long-term transport contracts for 16 million tons of coal per year beginning in 2012. In addition, we have concluded a five-year contract with Gujarat NRE Coke, a major coke producer in India.