NYK warns on imposter claiming to be group subsidiary

Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has warned of an imposter pretending to be a subsidiary of the Japanese shipping major.

An outfit called Yusen Shipping is, according to NYK, claiming to be a 100% subsidiary of Yusen Logistics, and posts information on its homepage as if it is a real part of the group, and has approached NYK customers with false claims of its links to the shipping giant.

“As we have no relation with this company, please use great caution if you come upon the name of Yusen Shipping,” NYK stated in a release.

Fake companies claiming to be major shipping lines is a common scam these days. For instance, at the top of the homepage of the world’s ninth largest container carrier, Pacific International Lines (PIL), there is a warning of an impostor website claiming to be PIL.

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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