News and Press Releases

New Asia / East Coast of South America Service

February 23, 2011

KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. ("K" Line) is pleased to announce the launch of a new bi-weekly service from Asia to East Coast of South America (ECSA) with Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Pacific International Lines (PIL). This new service will be in addition to Asia - East Coast of South America (AESA) service currently offered by the four lines.

Commencing at the end of March, the new service will enhance our current service to the growing South American market with direct coverage to Vitoria, in Brazil, as well as a faster transit time to Rio de Janeiro.

We will further improve this to a fixed-day weekly service should there be strong support from the market.

Meanwhile, current AESA service will be expanded to call Pusan from middle of March. We will then be able to offer customers a direct express between Korea and ECSA.

New loop (AESA-2)
70 round days, bi-weekly service
* Type of vessels: 3,000TEUs
* Port Rotation: Ningbo - Shanghai - Shenzhen - Singapore - Port Kelang -
Rio de Janeiro - Santos - Vitoria - Navegantes - Santos - Rio de Janeiro - Singapore-
Hong Kong - Ningbo

Current loop (AESA-1)
77 round days, weekly service
* Type of vessels: 4,250TEUs
* Port Rotation: Pusan - Shanghai - Ningbo - Hong Kong - Shekou - Singapore - Santos - Buenos Aires - Montevideo - Navegantes - Paranagua - Santos - Rio de Janeiro - Singapore - Hong Kong - Pusan

For further information, please contact:

Fumiyoshi Sato
Manager, Planning Team, Containerships Strategic Group
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Tel: +81-3-3595-5341 Fax: +81-3-3595-5285