Japan relies on imports for nearly 100% of its crude oil procurement. “K” Line has made the prevention of oil spills and other accidents its highest priority for more than 70 years since it entered the oil tanker services in 1934, providing top-class services to customers around the world by conducting meticulous and safe navigation and cargo operations.

Rigorous standards for ship management systems and crew skills are required globally for the transport of crude oil and petroleum products, which are hazardous substances. In line with such requirements, all of “K” Line’s crude oil tankers and product tankers have been double-hulled since 2003, and we constantly take measures such as conducting various marine and onshore training and oil spill exercises to raise skills with the aim of preventing accidents and minimizing harm.

Crude oil tankers (VLCC)

8 ships

Product tankers (petroleum product tankers)

4 ships

LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) tankers

3 ships

Ammonia tankers

2 ships

“K” Line’s oil tanker fleet transports crude oil, petroleum products and petrochemical base products from production regions to refining, manufacturing and storage sites, one element of the midstream process, and plays the following roles according to the application.

VLCC (crude oil tankers)

Large tankers used to transport crude oil from the Middle East and other regions

AFRAMAX crude oil tankers

Medium-sized tankers used mainly for transporting crude oil produced in such areas as Southeast Asia

Product tankers

Tankers used to transport naphtha (raw materials for petrochemical products) as well as petroleum products such as jet fuel and so on

LGP carriers/ammonia carriers

Carriers used to transport liquefied petroleum gas and ammonia