July 3, 2017
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Eizo Murakami, President & CEO
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
Junichiro Ikeda, President & CEO
Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha
Tadaaki Naito, President
Notice of Establishment Schedule for Container Shipping Business Integration
In previous press releases (see below), Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., and
Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha announced the expected establishment of a holding company and an
operating company by July 1, 2017, for the integration of the three companies’ container shipping
businesses, including terminal operation businesses outside Japan.
As of today, the new company to be established has received all necessary approvals for compliance with
local competition laws in regions and countries where compliance is required for the new company’s
establishment, and progress is being made towards completing the establishment of the new integrated
container shipping business. Further details will be announced upon completion of all establishment
In the Republic of South Africa, the new company expects to complete the approval process for
compliance with competition law before the service commencement date of April 1, 2018.
Overall, there is no impact on the three companies’ integration plans for the new container shipping
business, and the service commencement date for the new company is likewise unchanged from April 1,