August 6, 2013

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


“K” LINE (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITED Adds New Marine Management Services in India


“K” Line (India) Private Limited (hereinafter KLIN), “K” Line’s subsidiary company in India, has started marine management services (vessel inspections, port captaincy, port and terminal investigations, recruitment of marine professionals) in the city of Mumbai, India.


KLIN is steadily expanding operations in this region while experiencing a considerable increase in vessels in port, including not just containerships but also car carriers and bulk carriers. KLIN has operated and managed over 20 vessels in Mumbai. The Indian subsidiary of “K” Line Ship Management Co., Ltd., “K” Line’s subsidiary company for ship management, operates a well-equipped facility in Mumbai for manning vessels and providing marine technical training. Moreover with KLIN’s joint venture partner J. M. Baxi Group having employed top-class Indian seafarers for many years, “K” Line has accumulated considerable in-depth know-how. Leveraging these human resources and the experience within KLIN’s group, KLIN will now have four ship Captains and one Chief Engineer working full-time to deliver these new additional marine management services.


With India continuing to experience remarkable growth, and with expected future expansion of both Middle Eastern and African markets, being in a position to deliver such a full range of marine management services from India is geographically advantageous. The first introduction of these services began at the beginning of July when we carried out vessel inspection for a Supramax bulk carrier visiting port on India’s east coast.


KLIN is dedicated to providing the high quality services of the “K” Line brand in all its operations in India; not only to our own group’s vessels, but to our many business partners as well.