The liner carrier “K” Line said Thursday it expects to resume business travel to China soon.
reported Wednesday that “K” Line was curtailing executive travel to China in light of tensions between China and Japan over Japan’s purchase of territorial islands between Taiwan and Okinawa.
In an email to American Shipper
, the Japanese line confirmed that it recommended staff “forgo business trips for the time being,” but said “there is an option for staff to take a business trip to China depending on the need.”
“K” Line also added “since the situation is easing, it has been decided to end the aforesaid recommendation tomorrow. We look forward to a continuance of the good relationship which has long existed between China and Japan, and which we strongly believe is still there as it always has been.”
As reported Wednesday, the travel guidelines did not affect “K” Line’s services or operations, nor staff already located in China. - Eric Johnson