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July 1, 2010
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

"K" Line to Upgrade Asia- Mexico/West Coast South America Service

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line) today announced upgrading of Asia-Mexico/West Coast South America (WCSA) service through cooperation with Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK).

"K" Line presently operates one weekly sailing jointly with MOL in the name of "NEW ANDES" with 10 x 2000TEU vessels. The service will be upgraded to two weekly sailings under the new cooperation by the three lines.

Calling ports of two services will be as follows;

Loop 1
(70days turn round by 10 x 2800-3600TEU vessels)
Keelung - Hong Kong - Da Chan Bay - Xiamen - Shanghai - Busan - Manzanillo(Mexico) - Callao - Iquique - Valparaiso - Lirquen - Callao - Manzanillo - Yokohama - Keelung
Loop 2
(63days turn round by 9 x 2000-2100TEU vessels)
Busan - Shanghai - Ningbo - Nagoya - Yokohama - Manzanillo (Mexico) - Buenaventura - Guayaquil - Manzanillo - Tokyo - Busan
Commencement voyage Loop 1 - from "MOL Bravery", departing Keelung on July 22, 2010
Loop 2 - from "MOL Satisfaction", departing Busan on July 29, 2010

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