About Us

Makoto Hashizume

Director, President & C.E.O.

Message from president

Dear Valued Partners & Customers,

Welcome to our home page.

Thank you so much for your continuous support for the business activities of “K” Line Pte Ltd (“KLPL”). I feel very privileged to be writing this message as the Director and President and Chief Executive Officer of KLPL.

As one of the group companies of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd (“K Line”), which is approaching its 100th anniversary in 2019, we are firmly committed to our K Line Group’s Corporate Principle, that is to contribute to society for people’s prosperous living as an integrated logistics company grown from the shipping business.

We have a long history in Singapore, spanning from the establishment of “K” Line (Singapore) Pte Ltd (formerly known as “Kawasaki Singapore (Pte) Limited”)in 1973, which has been functioning as the face of “K” Line in Singapore and subsequently the set-up of KLPL in August 2001, to enhance our services due to the expansion in our operations.

The “K” Line Group companies in Singapore grew stably with the support of our important business partners, stakeholders and wonderful talented team members in Singapore as well as the great supporters worldwide, and for this, we thank you.

We have witnessed the change in the maritime landscape in Singapore and we are truly honoured to have been with Singapore from the beginning and contributed to the development of Singapore as an International Maritime Centre.

The maritime industry in Singapore remains vibrant and resilient, and likewise, we remain dedicated to our Corporate Principle and the enhancement of our corporate values. Since our establishment in 2001, it has always been our priority to challenge ourselves relentlessly to be one of the best shipping companies. We are very pleased to share that aligned with our commitment, we were conferred with the International Maritime Centre (IMC) Award in the corporate category at Singapore International Maritime Awards (IMA) in 2017.

We are honoured to have receive this acknowledgment and we reaffirm our unwavering commitment towards the continuous enhancement of our corporate values, by not only emphasizing on the safety & quality of our services but also by setting the compliance as well as corporate social responsibility as one of our top priorities.

Our “K” Line Group’s Corporate Principle:

“Trust from all
over the world”

continues to be our goal, which we will tirelessly strive towards.

Now we are entering into a new era in April 2018, with the completion of the integration of our containership business, and we respectfully request for your continuous understanding, support and feedback, which are invaluable to us.

Makoto Hashizume
Director, President & C.E.O.
“K” Line Pte Ltd

A Global Leader in the Maritime Transport Industry

“K” Line started operations in Singapore in 1973, under Kawasaki Singapore (Pte) Limited (subsequently known as “K” Line (Singapore) Pte Ltd) and became a full-fledged shipping agency in 1981. As our operations expanded, we undertook the initiative to further enhance our operation by establishing “K” Line Pte Ltd.

“K” Line Pte Ltd commenced business in August 2001 by taking over the principal business functions of the operations, such as the Trade Management Marketing, Global Operations of the Container Vessels and supporting quality control for the Car Carrier services from “K” Line (Singapore) Pte Ltd, as part of our pursuit towards the globalization of our management.

In April 2002, we started our Bulker & Tanker Division. Starting with 1 bulk carrier, we have since expanded our operation to over 20 bulk carriers and tankers.

2018 marks a new milestone in our corporate history. After an intensive period of preparation, we saw the successful integration of our containership business into Ocean Network Express Pte Ltd in April 2018 and the streamlining of our “K” Line Group operations in Singapore, with the inclusion of “K” Line (Singapore) Pte Ltd and KSP Infosystems Pte Ltd under “K” Line Pte Ltd.

In 2021, we celebrated our 20th anniversary since our incorporation in Singapore. As part of our 20th anniversary celebration, we committed ourselves to make Sustainability our ultimate goal, while maintaining our aim to continue providing safe, reliable and excellent service. To this end, we are proud to share that we will be publishing our 1st Sustainability Report in early 2022. We are also fully committed to our “K” Line group’s Environmental Vision 2050 and further pledge to continue promoting best practices within our operations through our various targets, tasks and projects to address climate change and to continuously contribute to the Singapore Maritime Community by enhancing our corporate values.

Our Global Office Network

For nearly a century, we have established our global presence across first-class trading hubs around the world through a vast network of “K” Line Group offices. Today, as Singapore serves as a major transhipment port and a global operations centre, we continue to foster our proven track record in utilising our fleet capacity in ports around Middle East, Oceania, South Africa, India, China and South Asia.

Our Business Divisions


Administrative Division

  • Accounting, Finance & Taxation
  • Human Resources
  • General Administration
  • Corporate & Legal Risk Compliance
  • Corporate
  • IT Support


Agency Division

  • Vessel Husbanding
  • Works with Car Carrier Operations
  • Sales and Customer Relations


Bulker & Tanker Divisions

  • Bulk
  • Energy
  • Tanker


Car Carrier Group

  • Manages Asia Automobile Terminal Singapore
  • Performs damage prevention activities
  • Ensures seamless port operations via port captains


Marine Division

  • Point of contact for marine incidents
  • Ensure compliance to international environmental standards
  • Conduct sea trials before vessel delivery to owners