August 27, 2009

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


CKYH and Evergreen Line to Cooperate on U.S. East Coast /
Northwest Europe trade



August 27th, 2009, - CKYH Alliance (Coscon, "K"LINE, Yang Ming, Hanjin Shipping) and Evergreen Line have announced today that they will be launching a new service in the U.S. East Coast - North West Europe trade effective end of September 2009.


Named TAE (Trans Atlantic Express), this new service is a combination of two existing lanes operated by CKYH Alliance and Evergreen Line; TAS1 (Trans Atlantic Service Loop 1) by CKYH and NUE (North Asia - U.S. East Coast - European Pendulum) by Evergreen Line.


TAE service will operate with a total of four vessels (loadable capacity around 2400TEU) with CKYH jointly deploying two vessels and two vessels for Evergreen Line.


The port rotation is as follows :
Antwerp - Bremerhaven - Rotterdam - Le Havre - New York - Norfolk - Charleston - Antwerp.


CKYH believes combining these two services will bring more the opportunity to assure our customers have quality service.