Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) yesterday took APL Logistics to court in Tokyo, suing the company for falsely stating that the line was on the verge of bankruptcy earlier this year.
“[We have] suffered considerable damage due to cancelations or suspensions of bookings by clients,” K Line said in a statement. “K’ Line has decided to file a lawsuit in order to restore its social confidence and clarify the social responsibility of a company such as [APL Logistics].”
In September a number of APL Logistics employees in China told some customers that K Line was likely to follow Hanjin Shipping into bankruptcy.
APL Logistics was bought by Japan’s Kintetsu World Express in 2015.