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Establishment of "K" Line SHIPPING (SOUTH AFRICA) PTY LTD

July 1, 2009 - Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Tokyo, (hereafter called "K" Line) has established its own shipping agency in South Africa as a joint venture together with THE BIDVEST GROUP LIMITED. New company is to be known as "K" LINE SHIPPING (SOUTH AFRICA) PTY LTD, and commences operations from July 1, 2009. Head office is in Durban, and has branch offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

In recognition of the South African market as a strategic sector with its high potential of economic development and foreign trade growth, we believe that "K" LINE SHIPPING (SOUTH AFRICA) PTY LTD will provide ever-more-sophisticated service to all of our customers.

"K" LINE SHIPPING (SOUTH AFRICA) PTY LTD will assume all agency activities for KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. in South Africa, which Rennies Ships Agency(Pty) Ltd, a member of BIDVEST group, engaged in during the past.

  1. Head office (Durban)
    Ground Floor, Rennies House 1 Kingsmead Boulevard,
    Kingsmead Office Park, DURBAN 4001
    Tel: +27- (0)31 328 0900
  2. Johannesburg Branch
    Ground Floor, Block 7 Harrowdene Business Park
    Western Services Road, WOODMEAD 2191,
    Tel: +27-(0)11 253 1200
  3. Cape Town Branch 19th Floor 1 Thibault Square,1 Long Street, CAPE TOWN 8001
    Tel: +27-(0)21 421 4232

For further information, please contact:

Shuichi Kimura
Deputy General Manager, Containerships Business Group