March 4, 2010
“K” Line (Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Tokyo), a member of CKYH Alliance COSCON, “K” Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin Shipping), will make modifications to its Japan/Asia - North America West Coast services in April 2010.
In this modification, two service loops will become joint operation with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), a member of The New World Alliance (APL, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines), aiming at more stable and reliable service. The details of service are as follows.
3700-3850teu vessel x 5 (2 vessels operated by "K" Line, 3 vessels by MOL)
Kobe (Tue/Wed) - Nagoya (Thu/Thu) - Shimizu (Fri/Fri) - Tokyo (Sat/Sat) - Long Beach/Los Angeles (Tue/Sun) - Oakland (Tue/Wed) - Tokyo (Mon/Mon) – Kobe (Tue)
Reference: Current PSW-3: 3400teu vessel x 5 (All vessels operated by "K" Line)
Shanghai – Kobe – Yokkaichi – Nagoya – Tokyo - Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo – Nagoya - Shanghai
5200teu vessel x 6 (5 vessels operated by "K" Line, 1 vessel by MOL)
Xiamen (Thu/Thu) – Hong Kong (Fri/Fri) – Yantian (Sat/Sat) – Shanghai (Mon/Tue) – Nagoya (Thu/Thu) – Tokyo (Fri/Fri) – Tacoma (Sun/Wed) – Vancouver (Wed/Thu) – Tokyo (Mon/Tue) – Nagoya (Wed/Thu) – Kobe (Fri/Fri) – Kaohsiung (Mon/Mon) – Xiamen (Thu)
Reference: Current K-PNW: 3400teu vessels x 6 (All vessels operated by "K" Line)
Xiamen - Hong Kong – Yantian – Shanghai – Nagoya – Tokyo – Tacoma – Vancouver – Kobe – Tokyo – Nagoya – Kaohsiung - Xiamen
3. Commencing voyage
PSW-3: Venice Bridge, ETD Kobe April 7th
K-PNW: Bremen Bridge, ETD Xiamen April 8th
Above changes are subject to regulatory filing and approval as necessary.