K Line shifts tanker management to Singapore

Japanese shipping major Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has decided to relocate its tanker management operations from Tokyo to Singapore.

Effective this September, all the oil tankers, LPG and LNG carriers controlled by K Line Energy Ship Management will be transferred to a new entity in Southeast Asia called K Marine Ship Management, the latest in a series of dencentralisation moves by Japan’s biggest shipping names.

K Line is already one of the big names in Singapore shipping, having had a presence in Southeast Asia’s richest republic since 1973.

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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