March 31, 2023
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) is pleased to announce that “K” LINE CHILE LIMITADA (“K” LINE CHILE), a company in the “K” LINE Group, has held a ceremony in a hotel in the Chilean capital of Santiago to mark the 50th anniversary of its establishment. Around 150 people attended the ceremony, including His Excellency the Ambassador of Japan to Chile, Mr. Kazuhisa Shibuya, Chilean governmental officials, Chilean marine affairs personnel and local business partners.

 “K” LINE first dispatched personnel to Santiago in 1939. This was followed by the establishment of Representaciones Maritimas Kawasaki Chile Ltda. in 1972, or 50 years ago. That company later became “K” LINE CHILE, as it is known today. In recognition of Chile’s economic development, “K” LINE Group has long been making intensive efforts in conventional vessel services on the route off the west coast of South America. Today, in addition to the transport of finished automobiles with car carriers and the dry bulk ship agency business, “K” LINE CHILE operates KAR LOGISTICS all over Chile. This is an all-inclusive automobile logistics service including surface and air forwarding, land transportation, storage, pre-delivery inspection (PDI) and delivery.
 (Left:“K” LINE CHILE president Toshiharu Takiguchi delivers a speech during the ceremony.)

 Responding to customers’ needs by harnessing “K” LINE CHILE’s 50 years of experience, the “K” LINE Group will serve as a logistics company with a focus on marine transportation to link customers’ businesses to the world.

(A sake barrel breaking ceremony also took place.)
(A sake barrel breaking ceremony also took place.)