Container Terminal, the Contact Point between Land and Sea for Containership Transport Service

“K” LINE owns four exclusive terminals in Japan, two terminals in the United States operated by group companies and one terminal in Europe operated jointly with our alliance partners.


Information systems enable these terminals to perform the efficient operation including automated operations.

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), Daikoku (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, and PSA Antwerp in December 2005 and has established the structures for the provision of stable services.