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Terminal Operations

"K" Line operates container terminals in Japan, USA and Europe that serve as links between sea and land in container transportation business.
These terminals are designed to perform efficient operations with the use of hi-tech information systems and the latest in automated equipment.
"K" Line regularly upgrades all aspects of its systems to assure it is providing the very highest quality services to its esteemed customers.

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When providing containership transport services, container terminals provide the link between marine side and land side transport. "K" Line has four exclusive terminals in Japan, two terminals in the United States operated by group companies and one terminal in Europe operated jointly with alliance partners. Information systems are employed at these terminals to automate operations for higher efficiency.

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Container Terminals in Japan

"K" Line has been enhancing the functions of its terminal operation system since its introduction in 1972. We began operating the new Computer Automated Terminal Operation System (CATOS), which links closely to our backbone system, at our exclusive terminals in Oi (Tokyo), Honmoku (Yokohama), Nanko (Osaka) and Rokko (Kobe) in 2000. This new system facilitates the performance of efficient business, accurate terminal operations and the provision of timely information.

Container Terminals in the US

International Transportation Service, Inc. (ITS), a subsidiary, operates terminals in Long Beach, California and Tacoma, Washington on the west coast of the United States. In 2014, K” Line and Ports America agreed to form a strategic partnership. This partnership aims at further enhancing and expanding “K” Line’s container terminal business.

Container Terminal in Europe

"K" Line began operating the Antwerp International Terminal (AIT) in Antwerp, Belgium as an exclusive alliance terminal with Yang Ming Marine Transport, Hanjin Shipping and PSA Antwerp in December 2005 and has established the structures for the provision of stable services.


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