Annual Report 2012


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LINESOFBUSINESSWEPROVIDETOTALLOGISTICSSERVICESMEETINGTHEGROWINGDIVERSITYANDCOMPLEXITYOFLOGISTICSNEEDS—INCLUDINGOCEANANDAIRCARGOFREIGHT,BUYER’SCONSOLIDATIONSERVIC-ES(ATTHEREQUESTOFCARGOOWNERS,ARRANGINGTOCONSOLIDATEANDSHIPCARGOESFROMMULTIPLEOWNERS),WAREHOUSINGANDTRUCKTRANSPORTATION—BYCONSOLIDATINGTHEKNOW-HOWANDBROADEXPERIENCEOFALLMEMBERSOFTHE“K”LINEGROUP.GROUPCOMPANYKAWASAKIKINKAIKISENKAISHA,LTD.PROVIDESCOASTALFREIGHTTRANSPORTATIONANDFERRYSERVICES.ITOPERATESPASSENGERANDTRUCKFERRIES,EX-PRESSROLL-ON/ROLL-OFFCARGOSHIPS,DEDICATEDCARRIERSFORLIMESTONEUSEDINSTEELANDCEMENTPRODUCTIONANDGENERALCARGOCARRIERS.ITALSOOPERATESLINERSANDTRAMPERSFORCARGOTOANDFROMDESTINATIONSINASIA.WEOPERATEAGLOBALSERVICENETWORKCENTEREDONEAST-WESTTRUNKROUTESLINKINGASIA/NORTHAMERICA,ASIA/EUROPEANDEUROPE/NORTHAMERICATHROUGHANALLIANCEWITHPROMINENTSHIPPINGCOMPANIESINCHINA,TAIWANANDSOUTHKOREAANDEXTENDINGTONORTH-SOUTHROUTESLINKINGASIA/SOUTHAMERICAANDASIA/MIDDLEEAST-AFRICAANDINTRA-ASIAROUTES.WETRANSPORTBROADSPECTRUMOFCARGO—ELECTRONICEQUIPMENT,ELECTRICALPRODUCTS,FURNITURE,CLOTHING,FOODANDBEVERAGES,HOPSANDSOON—BYCONTAINER.WETRANSPORTLIQUEfiEDGASUSINGLNGANDLPGCARRIERSANDCRUDEOILANDOILPRODUCTSBYTANKER.INADDITIONTOINDUSTRIALENERGYSOURCES,WETRANSPORTCITYGAS,GASOLINEANDOTHERENERGYRESOURCESUSEDBYCONSUMERS.SINCE1970,WHEN“K”LINEDEPLOYEDTOYOTAMARUNO.10ASJAPAN’SfiRSTPCC(PURECARCARRIER),WEHAVEBEENRECOGNIZEDASAPIONEERINSAFEANDPROMPTTRANSPORTATIONOFPASSENGERCARS,TRUCKSANDOTHERVEHICLES.WEAREAC-TIVELYUPGRADINGTHEflEETANDWORKINGTOIMPROVETRANSPORTATIONQUALITY.WEOFFERTRANSPORTSERVICESFORRAWMATERIALSSUCHASCOAL,IRONORE,GRAIN(WHEAT,SOYBEANS,CORN,ETC.),WOODCHIPSANDPULP.RECENTLY,INADDITIONTOCARGOBOUNDFORJAPAN,WEACTIVELYTRANSPORTCARGOBOUNDFORCHINA,INDIAANDOTHERDEVELOP-INGCOUNTRIES,ANDENGAGEINTRILATERALTRANSPORTINTHEATLANTICREGION.THROUGHTHESALGROUPOFGERMANY,WETRANSPORTMAINLYLARGE-SCALECARGOESRE-LATEDTOENERGYANDINFRASTRUCTUREDEVELOPMENT.STATE-OF-THE-ARTVESSELSEQUIPPEDWITHADYNAMICPOSITIONINGSYSTEM(DPS)MEETNEEDSFORTHETRANSPORTOFOILANDGASDEVELOPMENTFACILITIESANDOFFSHORE-RELATEDFACILITIES,WHICHREQUIREADVANCEDTECHNIQUES.THROUGHKLINEOFFSHOREASINNORWAY,WEPROVIDEOFFSHORESUPPORTVESSELSERVICETOSUPPORTTHEEXPANDINGOFFSHOREENERGYDEVELOPMENTINDUSTRY.LARGEANCHORHANDLINGTUGSUPPLYVESSELS(AHTSS)WITHENGINEOUTPUTOF34,000BHP(BRAKEHORSEPOWER)ANDPLATFORMSUPPLYVESSELS(PSVS)WITHCARGODECKPLATESURFACEAREASOF1,000M2AREENGAGEDINSAFE,EFfiCIENTTRANSPORT.BULKSHIPPINGBUSINESSOTHERBUSINESSDRYBULKBUSINESSCARCARRIERBUSINESSENERGYTRANSPORTATIONANDTANKERBUSINESSOFFSHORESUPPORTVESSELBUSINESSHEAVYLIFTERBUSINESSSHORTSEAANDCOASTALBUSINESSLOGISTICSBUSINESSP.20P.18P.22P.24P.26P.26P.27P.27CONTAINERSHIPBUSINESS3ANNUALREPORT2012


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