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K Line settles APLL lawsuit

K Line says it has reached “an amicable settlement” in a lawsuit against APL Logistics (APLL) and its parent company, Kintetsu World Express. The Japanese-owned carrier says that in September 2016, APLL employees sent erroneous e-mails to its customers regarding its financial situation which led to it filing a lawsuit at the Tokyo District Court in December 2016. [+]

Commission fines car carrying lines for cartel activities

The European Commission has fined five car carrying shipping lines €395 million for taking part in cartels and breaking EU antitrust rules. It found that CSAV, "K" Line, MOL, NYK and WWL-EUKOR participated in a cartel for the intercontinental maritime transport of vehicles. It was part of a wider action by ... [+]

Humber win for PD Ports ship’s agency

PD Ports has gained new business for its ship’s agency business in the Humber. It will be handling car-carrying vessels on the “K” Line European Sea Highway Services (KESS) routes from Emden and Cuxhaven to Immingham and Grimsby.  The ship’s agency business operates 24 hours on the Thames, Humber and ... [+]

Two centuries of travel

Railway enthusiasts will argue into the small hours of the morning about the world’s oldest railway station, but one with a good claim is Heighington - on what used to the Stockton and Darlington railway, which opened in 1825. K Line has just made a donation for its restoration. And the connection ... [+]

Sheerness port hit by Greenpeace car protests

Greenpeace protestors in kayaks and boats boarded K Line's Elbe Highway 23,498-tonne car carrier in the Thames Estuary on the morning of 21 September as part of a protest against “toxic” diesel cars. The campaigners drew up alongside the car carrier at around 8.30am, hanging from the 27-metre-high unloading door and ... [+]

Japanese shipping giants to merge

The three main Japanese-owned container lines – K Line, Mitsui OSK and NYK – are to merge, creating a million teu-plus grouping. A new joint-venture company will integrate the container shipping businesses including terminal operations outside Japan. The new joint-venture company will be formally established on 1 July 2017 and actual ... [+]

Teesport takes the train strain

PD Ports will handle most of Hitachi Transport System Europe’s (HTSE) imports for Hitachi’s new railway carriage assembly line in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. The train body shells are coming into PD Ports' Teesport on a new K Line ro ro service along with a few being brought into the port ... [+]

World’s biggest ro ros to call in Teesport

A new K Line ro ro service from Japan will bring the largest vessels of their kind to Teesport. From September, the new route will use new 7,500-unit ships – 200 metres long and weighing over 75,000 tonnes - to transport cargoes from the port of Tokuyama-Kudamatsu. Teesport's owners, PD Ports ... [+]

K Line fuels fires of friendship

K Line has moved a donated fire engine free of charge to Peru on behalf of the Association of Fukui Peru friendship organisation. The vehicle was loaded onto a pure car carrier at Yokohama for the voyage to Callao, Peru in the end of July. K Line has already moved an ... [+]

Job move at K Line

Current K Line president and CEO Jiro Asakura has become chairman of the company. At the same time, vice president executive officer Eizo Murakami becomes president and CEO. [+]

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