December 25, 2013

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


“K” Line to Invest in Four (4) Additional Next Generation Car Carriers



KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. ("K" Line) is pleased to announce it has just decided to order four (4) additional new next generation car carrier vessels on top of its recent identical 4-vessel shipbuilding contracts placed with Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co. Ltd and Japan Marine United Corporation. In total, each company will be building four new “K" Line next generation car carriers, respectively, with delivery starting in 2015 and continuing through the first quarter of 2017.


By adding this series of eight new ships with better stability of the vessel and better fuel efficiency, we continue to deliver value added efficiency and capability of handling an even wider variety of cargo mix to assure our services successfully meet the needs of our valued customers in order to be best suited for not only passenger cars but also other RORO cargoes.



Existing Large size PCC

Next Generation PCC


about 200 m

about 200 m


about 32.2 m

about 37.0 - 38.0 m

Cargo Capacity

about 6,200 units

about 7,500 units


<Image of the New Vessels after Delivery>
<Image of the New Vessels after Delivery>