March 2, 2011
KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. ("K" Line) as a member of CKYH - the Green Alliance (COSCON, "K" Line, Yang Ming and Hanjin Shipping) is pleased to announce the restructuring of its liner services between Asia and North Europe (called the “NE” Loops).
In addition to the existing five loops (the “NE1” through “NE5” loops) a new service called NE6 will be introduced to offer more sailing frequency from major Asian ports to North Europe. This new NE6 service will offer the direct calls at Kwangyang, Pusan, Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Yantian, Felixstowe, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Singapore.
After the launch of NE6 loop, port coverage of NE5 loop will be adjusted. The new port rotation will be: Shanghai, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Yantian, Ho Chi Minh, Singapore, Algeciras, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Algeciras, Singapore and back to Shanghai.
The new service is scheduled to commence from the beginning of April 2011. We will be offering total six loops of weekly service with rotations detailed below:
Shanghai - Ningbo - Hong Kong - Nansha - Hamburg - Rotterdam - Felixstowe - Singapore - Yantian - (Shanghai)
Xiamen - Kaohsiung - Yantian - Singapore - Rotterdam - Hamburg - Felixstowe - Antwerp - Jeddah - Singapore - Shekou - Hong Kong - (Xiamen)
Xingang - Dalian - Qingdao - Ningbo - Yantian - Singapore - Rotterdam - Felixstowe - Hamburg - Antwerp - Nansha - Hong Kong - (Xingang)
Qingdao - Shanghai - Ningbo - Hong Kong - Singapore - Port Said - Rotterdam - Hamburg - Antwerp - Port Said - Singapore - Hong Kong - (Qingdao)
Shanghai - Ningbo - Kaohsiung - Yantian - Ho Chi Minh - Singapore - Algeciras - Hamburg - Rotterdam - Le Havre - Algeciras - Singapore - (Shanghai)
Kwangyang - Pusan - Ningbo - Shanghai - Xiamen - Hong Kong - Yantian - Felixstowe - Hamburg - Rotterdam - Singapore - (Kwangyang)