Annual Report 2012


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INITIATIVESINTHENEWMEDIUM-TERMMANAGEMENTPLANCOMPLETEDBUILT-UPCARSTRANSPORTEDBYCARCARRIERS(MILLIONUNITS)WORLDWIDEFREIGHTMOVEMENTOFCOMPLETEDBUILT-UPCARS(EXCLUDINGEUROPEANSHORTSEA.)(MILLIONUNITS)SOURCE:“K”LINEESTIMATEBASEDONMULTIPLESOURCESGROWTHINWORLDCARSALESISEXPECTEDTOREMAINSTRONG,MAINLYINDEVELOPINGCOUNTRIES,ANDTHISISEXPECTEDTOENTAILHIGHERDEMANDFOROCEANTRANSPORTATIONTODEVELOPINGCOUNTRIES.ANEWTRADEPATTERNHASARISENLINKINGPRODUCTIONSITESINTHIRDCOUNTRIESWITHCONSUMINGAREAS,ANDTHEADVANCEMENTOFOVERSEASPRODUCTIONANDDECENTRALIZATIONOFPRODUCTIONSITESISEXPECTEDTOFUELANINCREASEINTRANSPORTATIONDEMANDTOANDFROMSUCHTHIRDCOUNTRIES.“K”LINEWILLAPPROPRIATELYRESPONDTONEWCUSTOMERNEEDSRESULTINGFROMTHISNEWTRADEPATTERNANDTHEDIVERSIfiCATIONOFEXISTINGTRENDSBYWAYOFBOOSTINGEFfiCIENCYINSHIPALLOCATIONTHROUGHTHEREORGANIZATIONOFEXISTINGSERVICEROUTES.TOMEETDEMANDFORTHETRANSPORTATIONOFROROCARGO(CONSTRUCTIONMACHINERY,HEAVYVEHICLES,ANDOTHERSTATICCARGO),WEWILLMAKEFULLUSEOF“K”LINE’STRANSPORTATIONNETWORKUSINGOURCONTAINERSHIPSERVICES,LOGISTICSSERVICESANDHEAVYLIFTSERVICESINADDITIONTOCARCARRIERSERVICES.ATTHESAMETIME,WEWILLSEEKSTABILIZATIONANDEXPANSIONOFTHEBUSINESSBASEBYDEVELOPINGANDBUILDINGAflEETOFNEWSHIPTYPESADAPTEDTOSUPPORTFUTURETRANSPORTATIONDEMAND.MANAGINGEXECUTIVEOFfiCERYOSHIYUKIAOKICARCARRIERBUSINESS22ANNUALREPORT2012BUSINESSREVIEWANDOUTLOOK


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