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Richmond, VA to become Regional Headquarters for New Joint Venture, “Ocean Network Express”

Wednesday, May 31, 2017   (0 Comments)

Notice of Trade Name and Location of New Container Shipping Joint Venture 

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha have announced that their new joint venture (JV) will operate under the tradename “Ocean Network Express.” The establishment of this new JV, which will integrate the three companies’ container shipping businesses (including worldwide terminal operation businesses, excluding those in Japan), was previously announced in the “Notice of Agreement to the Integration of Container Shipping Businesses” released on October 31, 2016.

Establishment of a holding company is currently planned in Japan, and an operating company is planned to be incorporated in Singapore. In addition, regional headquarters of the operating company will be set up in Singapore, Hong Kong, United Kingdom (London), United States (Richmond, VA), and Brazil (Sao Paulo). 

Ocean Network Express Richmond HQ
Holding Company: [1] Tokyo, Japan  |  Global HQ: [2] Singapore  |  Regional HQ[3] Hong Kong, [4] Singapore, [5] London, UK, [6] Richmond, VA, [7] Sao Paulo, Brazil

A new website has been launched, at, for stakeholders to better inform themselves about the JV.

Click to view an official release:  Notice of Trade Name and Location of New Container Shipping Joint Venture 

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