K Line settles bankruptcy case with APL Logistics

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has settled a long running lawsuit with APL Logistics over slanderous allegations that the Japanese carrier was close to bankruptcy a couple of years ago.

In September 2016, employees of APL Logistics sent erroneous emails to customers, claiming K Line was close to following Hanjin Shipping out of business. K Line responded, filing a lawsuit in Tokyo, demanding damages from APL Logistics and its parent, Kinetsu World Express.

K Line said in a release that the company has now reached an “amicable settlement” without stating any financial details of the settlement.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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