NYK Line, or Nippon Yusen Kaisha, is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company offers services from global logistics to bulk shipping. NYK Line was founded in 1870 as Tsukumo Shokai Shipping and is the world’s 12th-largest shipping line.

NYK Line currently operates more than 800 vessels including container ships, woodchip carriers, car carriers, LNG carriers and reefer carriers. Its container ship fleet comprises more than 150 vessels, both owned and chartered, with a total capacity of more than 450,000 TEUs (20-foot-equivalent units). The company has 240 offices in 27 countries.

NYK Line posted revenues of US$20.17 billion in 2013 — down 8.3 percent on a year-on-year basis. The company recorded a net profit of $200.9 million, up from the previous year’s net loss of $404.4 million.

NYK Line was the 12th-ranked container carrier in U.S containerized import trade in 2013, with volume of 716,175 TEUs, up 3.1 percent year-over-year, giving it market share of 4.0 percent. It was No. 10 in U.S. containerized export trade in 2013, with volume of 453,648 TEUs, up 4.9 percent year-over-year and market share of 3.6 percent. For more carrier rankings see the JOC’s Top 40 Container Carriers special topic.

17 Nov 2016
Maher Terminals has been acquired by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III and a subsidiary of Japanese shipping company NYK Line.
08 Nov 2016
Eager to avoid the fate of neighboring South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping, Japan’s Big Three shipping companies are lobbying the government for favorable tax and budgetary measures.
04 Nov 2016
The credit ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded the rating for Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, parent of NYK Line.
01 Nov 2016
For decades, the Japanese lines have competed fiercely for their share of the container market, but that has ended with the agreement to merge liner operations.
31 Oct 2016
Synergies can be obtained through a single operating unit.
31 Oct 2016
A merged NYK Line, “K” Line, and MOL would be the dominant mover of containerized goods from Asia to the United States if operations were to begin today.
31 Oct 2016
Japan’s Big Three container lines downgraded their full-year earnings forecasts and said they expected record losses as their fiscal first-half results illustrated the financial difficulties that motivated their Monday announcement they would merge.
31 Oct 2016
With no turnaround for container shipping in the foreseeable future, the three largest Japanese shipping companies are merging.
30 Oct 2016
Three Japanese lines seek scale benefits in move to merge container divisions.
07 Oct 2016
NYK Line on Friday announced that it expects to book extraordinary losses of nearly $2 billion.
23 Aug 2016
No surprises as a weak October encourages G6 to withdraw sailings on major east-west trades.
Incheon Port, pictured, in the first half recorded its largest ever throughput for a half-year period with 1.24 million TEUs.
22 Aug 2016
The new CC1-CC2 was made from the merging of two Asia-North America West Coast Central China products into a new Central China Combo service.