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March 12, 2008
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

"K" Line Launches 2nd Loop Service on
Asia-Mexico/West Coast South America Route

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line) is pleased to announce launching of the Second Loop in their Asia-Mexico/West Coast South America Service (New Andes) which is jointly operated with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL).

The twice weekly service will offer faster transit time between Asia and West Coast South America ports and provide high quality service to accommodate rapid growth of the trade volume.

The Loop 1 covers Mexico and Chile market while the Loop 2 covers Mexico, Colombia and Peru. The Loop 2 will also offer a direct call at Ningbo, China, to meet active seaborne trade from that area.

[Rotation]

Loop 1 - Weekly fixed-day service with nine 2,500 TEU-class full containerships
Keelung (Taiwan) - Hong Kong - Chiwan (China) - Xiamen (China) - Shanghai (China) - Qingdao (China) - Pusan (S. Korea) - Manzanillo (Mexico) - Iquique (Chile) - Valparaiso (Chile) - Lirquen (Chile) - Yokohama (Japan) - Keelung (Taiwan)

Loop2 - Weekly fixed-day service with eight 1,700 TEU-class full containerships
Yokohama (Japan) - Ningbo (China) - Shanghai (China) - Pusan (S. Korea) - Manzanillo (Mexico) - Buenaventura (Colombia) - Callao (Peru) - Yokohama

(Both loops will be connected from/to other Asian ports by feeder service.)

[Start of service]

Loop 1: M/V HS Challenger, departing Keelung on March 22
Loop 2: M/V Hansa Aalesund, departing Ningbo on March 30

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