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December 22, 2006
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

CKYH Alliance to rearrange European routes

Following the alteration announcement of its routes in November, CKYH Alliance (Coscon, "K" Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin Shipping) is set for another rearrangement of the European routes in January 2007 to further improve joint operations and service efficiency.

Changed European routes will eliminate overlapping service links of the member carriers to reduce transit time and boost schedule reliability. The members of CKYH Alliance will also be able to exchange their slots more effectively.

The changed service routes and call ports are as follows:

  1. NCX/AE1 (North China Express Service) - New service routes:
    Shanghai - Dalian - Qingdao - Ningbo - Singapore - Rotterdam - Felixstowe - Hamburg - Antwerp - Singapore - Hong Kong - Shanghai
  2. AEX/AE2 (Asia Europe Express Service) - New service routes :
    Shanghai - Ningbo - Yantian - Port Kelang - Colombo - Hamburg - Rotterdam - Le Havre - Colombo - Port Kelang - Shanghai  
    ・ Eastbound Port Kelang, Malaysia newly included
  3. FEX/AE3 (Far East Europe Express Service) - New service routes:
    Xingang - Kwangyang - Pusan - Kaohsiung - Chiwan - Singapore - Hamburg - Rotterdam - Felixstowe - Singapore - Kaohsiung - Xingang
    ・ * Two Asian ports, Kaohsiung and Chiwan, newly included
      * Rotterdam-Hamburg rotation changed to Hamburg-Rotterdam
  4. SCX/AE4 (South China Express Service) - New service routes:
    Nansha - Yantian - Hong Kong - Jeddah - Hamburg - Felixstowe - Rotterdam - Antwerp - Singapore - Nansha
    ・ Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Singapore newly included
  5. AES1 (Asia -Europe Service Loop I) - New service routes:
    Shanghai - Ningbo - Xiamen - Kaohsiung - Yantian - Singapore - Rotterdam - Hamburg - Felixstowe - Antwerp - Singapore - Kaohsiung - Shanghai
    ・ Xiamen and Yantian, China newly included
  6. AES2 (Asia - Europe Service Loop II) - New service routes:
    Kobe - Nagoya - Tokyo - Hong Kong - Singapore - Port Said - Rotterdam - Felixstowe - Le Havre - Port Said - Singapore - Hong Kong - Kobe
    ・ Port Said E/B calling newly included

CKYH Alliance members will provide more diversified and stable service to the customers through the changed service routes while reducing costs and strengthening partnership between its members based on more effective vessel operations and routes management.

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