"K" Line European Sea Highway Services (KESS) is one of the major short sea carrier operators in Europe, transporting up to 800.000 units a year.
KESS was founded on 1st July 2003 as a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of “K” Line Tokyo, succeeding the operation of E. H. Harms GmbH & Co. KG – Car Feeder Service, the former joint-venture (50:50 E. H. Harms Group / K Line Tokyo) since 1991.
More than 20 years of shipping experience has resulted in contracts with all major car manufacturers under high-quality standards being approved by Lloyds’ Register ISO 9001 / 14001. KESS operates with 10 ice-going vessels (8 x ice-class 1A / 2 x ice-class 1C) which are also suitable for high and heavy ro-ro cargoes. The service network covered by KESS includes the whole of the North Sea and Baltic Sea.
The aim of KESS is to develop business in these areas and provide a first-class service to their customers.
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