corporate profile

Corporate Profile

COMPANY HISTORYEstablished: 19th May 1999 as I.M.Naviera Pte Ltd
Renamed: 13th July 2001
Started Current Business: 1st August 2001
Shareholders: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd (100%)
PRESIDENT AND CEOTsurukawa Takahiko
FINANCIAL INFORMATIONPaid-up Capital: S$2,000,000.00 and US$40,000,000.00
Audit Firms: Ernst & Young
REGISTERED BUSINESS ADDRESS1 Wallich Street #07-01, Guoco Tower, Singapore 078881
BUSINESS LINESMarine Transportation

FLEETVessels: 20
ORGANISATIONEmployee Count: 105

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.

Mission, Vision & Philosophy

Trust from all over the world

As an integrated logistics company grown from shipping business, the “K” Line Group contributes to society so that people live well and prosperously.
We always recognise this principle in our operations.


Contribute to the improvement of society and the environment by delivering reliable and sustainable marine transportation and logistics solutions


Responsible maritime transport & logistics operations anywhere in the world