Annual Report 2012


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“K”LINEISANINTEGRATEDWORLD-CLASSSHIPPINGCOMPANYTHATOWNSANDOPERATESADIVERSEflEETOFSHIPSADAPTEDTOTHEWORLD’SMARINETRANSPORTNEEDS.ASOFMARCH31,2012,THE“K”LINEGROUPINCLUDED29DOMESTICAND285OVERSEASCONSOLIDATEDSUBSID-IARIES.APPROXIMATELY7,700EMPLOYEESWORKATSEAANDONLANDREPRESENTINGTHE“K”LINEBRANDWITHTHEAIMOFGROWING“K”LINEASATRUSTEDGLOBALCARRIER.THESTARTINGPOINTOFTHE“K”LINEGROUP’SBUSINESSACTIVITIESISTHECONVICTIONTHATWECREATEADDEDVALUEANDCONTRIBUTETOMOREFULfiLLINGLIVESFORPEOPLEEVERYWHEREBYTRANSPORTINGCARGOOFEVERYDESCRIPTIONREQUIREDAROUNDTHEWORLD.PROFILE“K”LINEPIONEERINGINITIATIVESINTHEMARINETRANSPORTINDUSTRY,WHICHGROWSINSTEPWITHTHEGLOBALECONOMY,“K”LINEHASALWAYSSOUGHTTOPURSUEUNIQUESTRATEGIESWITHABOLDNESSOFSPIRIT.THEHISTORYOF“K”LINEISAHISTORYOFPIO-NEERINGANDCREATION.COMPLETIONOFJAPAN’SFIRSTPCC(PURECARCARRIER)TOYOTAMARUNO.10.COMPLETIONOFFIRSTJAPANESEFLAGLNGCARRIERBISHUMARU.MANAGEDBY“K”LINE.COMPLETIONOFTHECORONAACEAWIDE-BEAM,SHALLOW-DRAFTCOALCARRIERCAPABLEOFEFfiCIENTCARGOHANDLING,WHICHBECAMETHEBASICMODELFORTHERMALCOALTRANSPORTCARRIERS.THEFIRSTJAPANESESHIPPINGCOMPANYTOBEGINOPERATIONOFANEXCLUSIVEDOUBLESTACKTRAIN(DST)INNORTHAMERICA.19941983198619701ANNUALREPORT2012


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