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Best dedicated carriers shipping company

Korea Line Corporation!


Korea Line Corporation (KLC) is Korea’s foremost maritime transport company which holds the longest history as a single shipping company, constantly growing as a global enterprise providing energy/resource carrier services. KLC has signed dedicated carriers business through long-term contract with POSCO for the first time in Korea and so far, established a stable business foundation as top dedicated carriers shipping company.

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Recently, we have signed new long-term contracts with Shell, Vale, GS Caltex, S-Oil, and the Korea Gas Corporation,  promoting the stable growth of the company. In July 2020, KLC branched off its LNG Division as an independent company, the Korea Line corporation LNG (KLC LNG). KLC and KLC LNG will strive to enhance their status as a competitive top-quality transport service under the long-term goal of “#1 in the LNG Carrier and Dedicated Carrier Sectors.”

Business Introduction

  • Dedicated Carrier

    KLC’s Dedicated Carrier Team can be divided into Domestic, Overseas and Tanker. We operate a variety of ships such as bulk, crude oil and PCTC carriers. Starting with a POSCO-dedicated carrier in 1976, we have been earning stable profits as Korea’s largest maritime transport service on long-term transport contracts with domestic and overseas energy companies, such as POSCO, KEPCO, Hyundai Glovis, GS Caltex, S-Oil, and Vale.

  • Tramp Carrier

    KLC’s Tramper Team provides shipping services which meet the requirement of various clients throughout the world, regardless of service routes and cargo types. We're expanding our business by continuously performing various trades and reinforcing our market share. The tramp business has relatively irregular and unstable transportation demands, and all worldwide routes falls within the scope of the tramp business. We're now a leader in the tramp market of infinite competition.