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"K" Line and MOL Announce Details of New Asia-Mexico/West Coast South America Container Service

March 1, 2006 -Tokyo, Japan. - Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line, President: Hiroyuki Maekawa) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL, President: Akimitsu Ashida) today announced details of the new Asia-Mexico/West Coast South America container service called “New Andes” which will be launched in April 2006. The companies previously announced the basic plan on December 5, 2005.

Outline of New Andes Service

Keelung – Chiwan – Hong Kong – Xiamen – Shanghai – Qingdao* – Pusan – Manzanillo (Mexico) – Buenaventura – Guayaquil – Callao – Iquique – Valparaiso – Lirquen – Yokohama – Keelung (* Qingdao: Biweekly calling)