Annual Report 2012


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OURSERVICESOURSERVICESSINCE“K”LINELAUNCHEDITSFIRSTCONTAINERSHIPSERVICEIN1968,“K”LINECONTAINERSHIPSHAVEBEENSAFELYANDRELIABLYDELIVERINGGENERALMERCHANDISE,ELECTRONICCOMPONENTSANDAWIDEVARIETYOFOTHERCARGOTOCUSTOMERSAROUNDTHEWORLD.THEPURECARCARRIERTHAT“K”LINEDEVELOPEDIN1970CREATEDANEWBUSINESSMODELANDISCONTRIBUTINGTOEXPANSIONOFAUTOMOBILETRANSPORTWITHTHEWORLD’SPREMIERDAMAGEPREVENTIONSYSTEM.INTHERESOURCETRANSPORTATIONSECTOR,WHICHISRAPIDLYEXPANDINGDUETOECONOMICGROWTHINNEWLY-INDUSTRIALIZINGCOUNTRIES,WEOPERATEAVARIETYOFSHIPTYPESINALLSIZESTOMEETCUSTOMERNEEDS.SHIPSWITHTHE“K”LINEFUNNELSYMBOLPLYALLMAJOROCEANLANES,FROMOILTANKERSANDLNGCARRIERS,WHICHHAVEACHIEVEDARECORDOFACCIDENT-FREE,SAFEDELIVERYOFENERGYRESOURCESSPANNINGMANYYEARS,TOTHEWORLD’SLARGESTHEAVYLIFTERSANDOFFSHORESUPPORTVESSELS,WHICHSATISFYNEWFORMSOFTRANSPORTATIONDEMAND.OPERATIONOFAFLEETOPTIMIZEDFORMARKETNEEDSOPERATINGREVENUES“K”LINEGROUPVESSELSINOPERATION(ASOFMARCH31,2012)CONTAINERSHIPBUSINESS40.7%CONTAINERSHIPS80DRYBULKCARRIERS236972BILLIONYENBULKSHIPPINGBUSINESS47.7%CARCARRIERS97ENERGYTRANSPORTCARRIERS54HEAVYLIFTERVESSELS16OTHERBUSINESS11.6%OTHERS52535VESSELS2ANNUALREPORT2012


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