New LNG Carrier for JERA Named ENSHU MARU

New LNG Carrier for JERA Named ENSHU MARU

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K-Line) and Tokyo Century Corporation held naming ceremony for the newly-built liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier (*1) for JERA Co., Inc. (JERA) at Sakaide Shipyard of Kawasaki Heavy …
Aug 8, 2018 /  Vessels
Damaged Kess vessel, Makassar Highway, being towed to Swedish port

Damaged Kess vessel, Makassar Highway, being towed to Swedish port

Ocean forwarder K-Line has confirmed that its ro-ro vessel Makassar Highway, which ran aground off the Swedish coast last week on its way to Sodertalije port in Sweden, has been refloated and is now being towed at a slow …
Aug 1, 2018 /  Accidents
Vehicle Carrier “MAKASSAR HIGHWAY” Aground at offshore of Sweden

Vehicle Carrier “MAKASSAR HIGHWAY” Aground at offshore of Sweden

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K-Line) reports that the MAKASSAR HIGHWAY, owned by its subsidiary and operated by its European subsidiary company, "K" Line European Sea Highway Services GmbH (KESS), ran aground at offshore …
Jul 25, 2018 /  Accidents
Japan’s First LNG Bunkering Vessel to Start Operation in 2020

Japan’s First LNG Bunkering Vessel to Start Operation in 2020

Central LNG Shipping Japan Corporation (CLS), a joint venture established by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, announces that CLS …
Jul 6, 2018 /  Vessels
Green Cooperation Between Ocean Network Express and Freightliner

Green Cooperation Between Ocean Network Express and Freightliner

New contract leading to significant CO2 reductions The newly formed container shipping company, Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), have signed a contract …
Jun 22, 2018 /  Vessels
K-Line announces delivery of 311,000 DWT-type VLCC TEDORIGAWA

K-Line announces delivery of 311,000 DWT-type VLCC TEDORIGAWA

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Tokyo, (K-Line) announced earlier today the delivery of TEDORIGAWA, a 311,000 DWT-type VLCC at Nantong Cosco KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd (NACKS), China on June 4, 2018. Main …
Jun 4, 2018 /  Vessels
K-Line announces delivery of ‘Corona’ Series Coal Carrier “CORONA XANADU”

K-Line announces delivery of ‘Corona’ Series Coal Carrier “CORONA XANADU”

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Tokyo, (K-Line) announced earlier today the delivery of “CORONA XANADU,” an 88,000 DWT-type special coal carrier at Shin Kasado Dockyard Co.,Ltd. of Imabari Shipbuilding Group …
May 23, 2018 /  Vessels
Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) advises BTMU on US$180m refinancing of two K-Line LNG vessels

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) advises BTMU on US$180m refinancing of two K-Line LNG vessels

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has advised The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU), Japan’s largest bank, as facility agent for a syndicate of international lenders comprising itself, Development Bank of …
Apr 5, 2018 /  Finance
Ocean Network Express (ONE) announces the commencement of container shipping businesses

Ocean Network Express (ONE) announces the commencement of container shipping businesses

Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (ONE) announced earlier today the commencement of container shipping businesses on Apr 1, 2018. ONE is the result of an integration of the container operations of three Japanese …
Apr 2, 2018 /  Curious
Port of Oakland ready for Japan’s merged shipping lines to call

Port of Oakland ready for Japan’s merged shipping lines to call

Port of Oakland officials said today they expect little difficulty when Japan’s newly merged shipping line arrives next month.  The Port predicted normal operations as container carriers MOL, NYK and K Line …
Mar 28, 2018 /  Curious