Tag: Japan

US FMC rejects merger of Japanese carriers

K Line merger of Japanese carriers

The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has rejected the merger of the three Japanese container shipping lines K Line, Mitsui O.S.K. and NYK on “jurisdictional grounds”, informs The Loadstar. The matter will now be referred to the US Department of Justice (DoJ), which could delay or halt the proposed joint-venture. As we wrote earlier, aiming […]

Japanese container lines integrate to become #6 in the world

Today at a joint press conference, the three Japanese shipping lines – K Line, NYK and MOL – announced of an agreement to integrate their container shipping and overseas port businesses. According to their joint statement, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha have signed contracts agreeing the establishement […]