Tokyo: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has signed a deal to transport rail cars for Hitachi for a UK rail project.
The rail cars will be loaded onto new K Line vessels from the Port of Tokuyama-Kudamatsu, located near Hitachi’s Kasado plant, and will be discharged at the nearest port on the east coast of UK to Newton Aycliffe, where Hitachi is constructing the train plant for these rail cars.
A series of K Line’s 7500 unit size roro vessels are now under construction in Japan. Some of these vessels will be deployed into the Japan – Europe trade, and will serve for this transportation project from July onward for several years.
A total of 10 vessels of this series of 7,500 unit size have been ordered with the first vessel will be rolled out in July this year.