• 01. Juni 2017
  • 11:13
  • Shipping News

NYK, MOL, "K" Line: Notice of Trade Name and Location of New Container Shipping Joint Venture

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha have announced that their new joint venture (JV) will operate under the tradename “Ocean Network Express.” The establishment of this new JV, which will integrate the three companies’ container shipping businesses (including worldwide terminal operation businesses, excluding those in Japan), was previously announced in the “Notice of Agreement to the Integration of Container Shipping Businesses” released on October 31, 2016.
 
Establishment of a holding company is currently planned in Japan, and an operating company is planned to be incorporated in Singapore. In addition, regional headquarters of the operating company will be set up in Singapore, Hong Kong, United Kingdom (London), United States (Richmond, VA), and Brazil (Sao
Paulo).
 
The move will allow Ocean Network Express to better meet customers’ needs by providing high-quality, competitive services through the consolidation and enhancement of the three companies’ global network and service structures.
 
Following the announcement on October 31, 2016, the three companies have been progressing towards their target of establishing the new JV. The establishment of new JV will officially be announced once all anti-trust reviews are completed. The service commencement date for Ocean Network Express is April 1, 2018.
 
A new website has been launched, at https://oceannetworkexpress.com, for stakeholders to better inform themselves about the JV.

Press contact

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Kiyoshi Tokonami
General Manager, Investor & Public Relations Group
Tel: +81-3-3595-5189
 
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
Keiichiro Nakanishi
General Manager, Public Relations Office
Tel: +81-3-3587-7015
 
Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha
Ushio Koiso
General Manager, Corporate Communication and CSR Group
Tel: +81-3-3284-5058

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