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In 1903, Katsutaro Kambara, the first president, started shipping business at Chitose-mura, Numakuma-gun, Hiroshima Pref. In June 1944, Setonaikai Senpaku Co., Ltd. was established and changed its name to Kambara Kisen Co., Ltd. in November 1948. Domestic transportation of coal from Kyushu area was mainly performed at the beginning, then our service was gradually expanded to connect nationwide ports transporting various kinds of freights.

In 1963, we jointed Hokuyozai Freight Agreement and in1968 Nanyozai Freight Agreement to make inroads into the near-sea trade. In 1967, we ordered our first ocean-going vessel, M/V “Tensho Maru” to Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. to advance into the field of worldwide services. Today, with the trust and confidence of global clients, gathered through our experience in ocean-going shipping lasted for several decades, we have been recognised as one of prime players especially in the operation in the Pacific and Indian Ocean region. Furthermore, we provide many bulk carriers and pure car carriers to world-class operators on time charter basis.

On the other hand, the full container service connecting Japan, Saipan, Guam, Palau and Micronesia, was started in 1983, and later the service expanded its network to East and Southeast Asia, Europe and Australia while contributing to the development of local economies. In 1994, new liner service linking major Chinese ports and local Japanese ports. This service network now covers the ports of Shanghai, Dalian, Qingdao, Xiamen and the Changjiang Valley in China and Japanese ports in Seto-Inland Sea, the Japan Sea and Hokkaido.

Kambara-Kisen Co.,Ltd

3 floor NO.2TG Bldg., 2-2 Ichiban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0082

  • (81)3-3264-8805(Liner Dept.)
    (81)3-3264-8801(Bulk Dept.)
  • (81)3-3264-8808