The history of “K” Line is a story of early pioneering and continuous innovation that resulted
in the formation of our present, state-of-the-art, worldwide network that is recognized as one
of the major marine transport operations in the 21st Century.
It is a story of constant commitment to unique strategies with a spirit dedicated to
overcoming difficult challenges. “K”Line has built a proud tradition for its trendsetting that
distinguishes it in the maritime shipping industry through its sensitivity to changing times
and progressive activity, agile business activities.
Download the publication to learn more about the exciting history of "K"Line from its start in 1919, right up to "K" Line's 100th anniversary and its future
“K” LINE has launched “DRIVE GREEN PROJECT” in order to pursue environmental protection and energy savings with the world’s most advanced technologies integrated on the 7,500-unit car carrier, “DRIVE GREEN HIGHWAY”, as its flagship. Construction was proceeded at Japan Marine United Corporation and completed in February 2016.
Until 2013, “K” LINE’s Annual Report and Social and Environmental Report were published separately, according to their respective editorial policies.
Since fiscal year 2014, the Group has integrated both aspects and issued as a “K” LINE REPORT, with the goal of helping all stakeholders better understand “K” LINE Group’s corporate activities, perspectives on social responsibility, initiatives toward environmental conservation and safety in navigation and cargo operations, and medium- and long-term visions.
“K” Line Environmental Vision 2050 sets forth the goals of improving CO2 emission GHG net-zero for 2050 by introducing actively more environmental-friendly fueled vessels and various technology to preserve global environment. “Seawing” reduces at least 20% in CO2 emissions. We are aming to achieve 2030 goal by combining efforts low-carbon fuel and eco-friendly solution such as “Seawing”.