July 7, 2009
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
"CKYH to start direct service between Vietnam and U.S. East Coast"
July 7th, 2009- CKYH Alliance (Coscon, "K"LINE, Yang Ming, and Hanjin Shipping) has announced today that it will start a direct service between Vietnam and the U.S. East Coast by adding Ho Chi Minh City in its current AWE-4 (All Waters East Coast-4) service, which is one of the Alliance's Far East - U.S. East Coast lanes operated by "K" LINE, effective from the middle of August, 2009.
CKYH Alliance believes that this direct service between Vietnam and the U.S. East Coast will enable them to provide customers with higher quality service and easier access to and from Vietnam, a region that is currently enjoying rapid economic growth and development.
CKYH Alliance adds that this is the first direct service from Ho Chi Minh City to Norfolk and New York. Also, the transit time is expected to improve remarkably compared to that taken in current transshipment process.
Details are as follows:
AWE-4 (All Waters East Coast-4) Service
|Port Rotation||Singapore<Sun/Mon> - Ho Chi Minh City (Cai Mep Terminal)<Tue/Wed> - Shekou<Fri/Sat> - Hong Kong<Sat/Sun> - Yantian<Sun/Mon> - Norfolk<Tue/Wed> - New York<Wed/Fri> - Halifax<Sun/Sun> - Singapore|
|Vessels Deployed||3,850TEU X 8 (by "K"LINE)|
|Commencement Voyage||Verrazano Bridge 040E|
|Estimated Arrival at Ho Chi Minh City (Cai Mep Terminal)||August 18th, 2009|
|Transit Time||Ho Chi Minh City to Norfolk 27 days, to New York 28 days|