April 11, 2011
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Restructuring Asia - North America East Coast Services
KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. ("K" LINE) as a member of CKYH - the Green Alliance (COSCON, "K" LINE, Yang Ming and Hanjin Shipping) is pleased to announce the restructuring of its liner services between Asia and North America East Coast (called the "AWE" Loops).
While CKYH continues to operate five weekly service loops (AWE1-5), AWE-5 service upgrades its vessel capacity with altered calling ports and AWE-2 & AWE-3 add calling at Norfolk and Shanghai, respectively. These changes enhance comprehensive service network between Asia - North America East Coast and offer quality services to customers.
Above changes take effect from end of April 2011 and thereafter calling ports of each service loop will be as follows:
> AWE-1 (4000Teu vessels x 9)
Qingdao - Ningbo - Shanghai - Pusan - New York - Wilmington - Savannah - Pusan - (Qingdao)
> AWE-2 (4500Teu vessels x 9)
Qingdao - Shanghai - Ningbo - Yokohama - Savannah - Norfolk - New York - Boston - (Qingdao)
> AWE-3 (4250Teu vessels x 9)
Hong Kong - Yantian - Kaohsiung - Shanghai - Pusan - Savannah - Charleston - Wilmington - (Hong Kong)
> AWE-4 (5500Teu vessels x 9)
Ho Chi Minh - Shekou - Hong Kong - Yantian - Singapore - Halifax - New York - Norfolk - Jacksonville - Savannah - Singapore - (Ho Chi Minh)
> AWE-5 (5500Teu vessels x 9)
Kaohsiung - Hong Kong - Yantian - Ho Chi Minh - Singapore - New York - Norfolk - Boston - Singapore - (Kaohsiung)