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July 1, 2010
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

"K" Line Launches New Direct Service from Far East to West Africa

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd ("K" Line) is pleased to announce the launch of a new direct service from Far East to West Africa.

"K" Line presently provides a feeder service from South Africa to West Africa using transshipment from Far East to South Africa. This new service will provide a faster transit time with direct service from Far East to West Africa which will be jointly operated by "K" Line, China Shipping, and Hapag-Lloyd.

A total of eight vessels will be deployed with "K" Line deploying 3 vessels, China Shipping providing 4 vessels, and the remaining 1 vessel coming from Hapag-Lloyd covering a 70-day round voyage.

Details of the service are as follows:-

Vessel Deployment Eight (8) x 2500 TEU type vessel
Port Rotation Shanghai - Ningbo - Xiamen - Shekou - Port Kelang - Durban (South Africa) - Tema (Ghana) - Lome (Togo) - Cotonou (Benin) - Tincan Island (Nigeria) - Durban - Port Kelang - Shanghai
(70 days round voyage)
Commencement voyage M/V "CSCL Montevideo", departing Shanghai on July 21st, 2010

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