NYK Line

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.

15 Mar 2017
Miyamoto said she expects the recent improvement in rate sentiment will transfer to some extent to long-term shipping contracts.
13 Mar 2017
The so-called “tariff effect” will take an estimated one to two years after the set-up of the company to start delivering substantial savings.
09 Mar 2017
THE Alliance on Thursday released details on its 32 joint services.
08 Mar 2017
The new alliances begin operations on April 1, but an analysis of the networks reveals a surprising cut in the number of direct port-to-port connections.
28 Feb 2017
Jeremy Nixon presented an update to the TPM 2017 conference on the merger of the container divisions of 'K' Line, MOL, and NYK Line.
31 Jan 2017
The anticipation of record losses underscores the necessity of Japan's leading container lines’ plan to merge.
14 Dec 2016
The fight between the three major shipping alliances on US trades officially starts in April.
12 Dec 2016
The tax reforms provide another release valve for growing financial pressure.
06 Dec 2016
The original language would have expanded the antitrust immunity of container shipping alliances.
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.