July 4, 2013
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
“K” Line announces the rotation changes of North East Asia Australia service
“K” Line is pleased to announce the rotation change of North East Asia Australia service (ESACO), together with partners Mitsui O.S.K. Line, NYK, Orient Overseas Container Line (Hong Kong) and Evergreen Marine Corp. (Taiwan).
This rotation change will not only improve the schedule integrity, but also provides a direct linkage from Qingdao to Australia and shorten the transit time from Shanghai and Ningbo to Australia. The first vessel of the new rotation will be MV OOCL Nagoya V.042 calling Yokohama on Aug 4. Our present ESACO-B service remains unchanged.
ESACO’s new rotation
Yokohama – Osaka – Pusan – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Melbourne – Sydney – Brisbane – Yokohama
ESACO-B’s present rotation
Ningbo – Shanghai – Xiamen – Shekou – Hong Kong – Sydney – Melbourne – Brisbane - Ningbo
We will continue to make every effort to further strengthen our service network.