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   Container Services

    "K" Line provides stable and reliable containership services on routes that cover countries around the world, responding promptly to
     changes in the trade environment and strengthening their international competitiveness.

Container Service Profile : Asia - South Africa Service


   "K" Line's Core Business

    Our containership services are used to transport a diverse range of products that are closely related to people's lives from general consumer
    goods to parts and raw materials. Containership services are offered worldwide through the four hubs of Japan, Asia, Europe and North America,
    which we position as a core "K" Line business. We have established world-class alliances with shipping companies in China, Taiwan and South Korea
    and operate main East-West routes between Asia and North America, Asia and Europe, and Europe and North America. In addition, we also offer
    the intra-Asian routes covering the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, and the South-North route linking South America, Australia and Africa
    with Asia and other regions.
    "K" Line is a global carrier that boasts a fleet of approximately 80 ships as of the end of March 2011, and we are systematically upgrading our fleet
    including over-8,000 TEU large ships to accommodate active cargo movements.


             

        High-Quality Services Aim to Raise Customer Satisfaction

 "K" Line's containership transport services are distinguished by high-frequency and stable schedules and high-quality
  service.By focusing all of our energies on meeting diverse customer needs, we have established a solid reputation
 among leading companies around the world, several of whom have named us Carrier of the Year. "K" Line services
 are also characterized by its own infrastructure, including the operation of container terminals—the link between
 marine and ground-based transportation—in Japan, the U.S. and Europe, and two-level, special-purpose trains

 known as double-stack trains in North America.







   Safety in Navigation and Consideration for the Environment

 The most important mission of a transportation carrier is to deliver the freight entrusted to it by its customers to
 the destination safely and in the same condition it was received. In addition to transporting general container
 freight, we provide technical support to customers for transporting hazardous materials and over-sized items that
 cannot be stowed in containers to ensure integrated and safe marine and onshore transport. We also strive to
 protect the global environment by taking measures such as fuel-efficient cruising to reduce greenhouse gases
 emitted by ships and using onshore power when ships are docked at our terminal in Long Beach, California to
 eliminate fuel consumption by our ships.




Reinforcement of the CKYH Green Alliance

Under the CKYH Green Alliance that "K" Line established in 2001 with COSCO (China), Yang Ming (Taiwan) and Hanjin Shipping (South Korea),
we have established and furthered cooperation on main East-West routes (Asia-North America, Asia-Northern Europe and the Mediterranean,
and the Atlantic routes) and other routes to raise service quality by optimizing the ship assignments of each carrier and increasing loops with high
customer demand. We are also working to secure terminals at major ports around the world and establish feeder networks to expand the alliance's
service network and enhance service quality even further.


   Fleet Upgrades Using State-of-the-Art Ships

 "K" Line completed construction of four 8,000 TEU containerships in 2008 and 2009, bringing its fleet of 8,000 TEU
 containerships to a total of eight ships. Beginning 2010 and extending into 2011, we are completing construction of
 three 6,400 TEU ships and twelve 4,500 TEU ships. We plan to construct five more 8,000 TEU ships in 2012 and
 will place them in service on the East-West and North-South routes. We will use this fleet of newbuildings
 incorporating the latest technology to raise service quality and enhance our international competitiveness.