K Line European Sea Highway Services
KESS was created by K Line to offer short sea service to Japanese car makers manufacturing cars in European plants, by providing access to smaller European ports not called at by larger oceanic vessels.
The company specializes in domestic maritime transport and distribution of cargo such as automobiles, trucks, trailers, Mafi roll trailers, heavy construction machineries and further types of rolling freight.
The company operates 11 roll-on/roll-off ships.
Facts and accidents
KESS ships are distinguished from those of its parent company K Line by having their hull painted in red as opposed to the grey of K Line.
- "KESS shipping line wants one more berth in Cuxhaven".
- "Greenpeace Activists Climb on K Line's Car Carrier". worldmaritimenews.com.
- "Damaged Kess vessel, Makassar Highway, being towed to Swedish port". www.vesselfinder.com.
- "Greenpeace activists board ship". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
- Chambers, Sam (24 July 2018). "K Line car carrier hard aground in southern Sweden". Splash 247. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
- "Swedish coast guard works to clean up 14,000-litre oil spill". The Local. 30 July 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2018.