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K Line installs alcohol detector app onboard its ships

Japanese shipping company K Line announced the introduction of strict alcohol management onboard its ships, as part of its efforts to ensure safe navigation. The system foresees installment of an alcohol detector linked to a smartphone.

K Line, MOL, NYK share data with ONE through common data platform

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K LINE), Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Ltd. (MOL), and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) have started sharing of operational data acquired from the monitoring system installed in their container ships with their charter, Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (ONE), through the IoS-Open Platform (IoS-OP) promoted by Ship Data Center Ltd. (ShipDC).

AI research on maritime logistics in shipping starts

K Line, Japan’s shipping major, has jointly agreed with Hiroshima University, the National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology and Marubeni Corporation to work on the research and analysis of maritime logistics and shipping market conditions using artificial intelligence (AI).

Australia fines K Line $34.5 million for criminal cartel conduct

Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd (K-Line) has been convicted of criminal cartel conduct and ordered by the Australian Federal Court to pay a fine of $34.5 million. According to the Federal Court, K-Line took part in a cartel with other shipping companies in order to fix prices on the transportation of cars, trucks, and buses to Australia between 2009 and 2012.

K Line: New method for ship hull inspection

Japanese shipping company “K” Line has joined forces with ‘non-destructive testing’ company Technos Mihara Corporation on a development project using an innovative method for ship hull inspection and maintenance by a drone and image analysis system.

First LPG cargo from Ichthys LNG project arrives in Japan

K Line’s large gas carrier ‘Grace River’ has carried and discharged Ichthys LNG Project’s first LPG cargo carried to Japan, according to the company’s statement. The cargo was imported by Astomos Energy Corporation at Kyushu L.P.G. Fukushima Terminal, on January 23.

K Line to use various measures to comply with 2020 sulphur cap

In its report for 2018, K Line describes its plan to comply with the 2020 sulphur cap regulation. The company said that it will proceed by a ship-by-ship basis, as it plans to use a range of compliance methods, including the use of low-sulfur fuel oil, installation of scrubbers and conversion to LNG and other alternative fuels.

ONE reports $120 million loss due to teething problems

ONE launched its first quarterly results for the 2018 fiscal year, reporting a net loss of USD 120 million, due to operational teething problems. ONE is comprised of NYK, MOL and K Line. The teething problems affected service quality during the operation start-up period.

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