March 23, 2009

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


CKYH to Rationalize
Far East/U.S. East Coast Services



CKYH Alliance (Coscon, "K"Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin Shipping) announced today that it was rationalizing its Far East - U.S. East Coast services effective April 2009. CKYH Alliance believes this service rationalization will enable them to provide customers with more comprehensive service covering most ports in the Far East and on the US East Coast.


In addition to these current routes, CKYH Alliance is launching a new service, AWE-5. Though AWE-5 has previously been in operation on a temporary basis, the Alliance decided to run it regularly in order to continue providing top quality service to its customers.


Details are as follows:


* Notes.


Port rotation Qingdao - Ningbo - Shanghai - Pusan - New York - Wilmington - Savannah - Pusan - Qingdao
Vessels deployed 8 x 3726 TEU by Hanjin Shipping


Port rotation Qingdao - Shanghai - Ningbo -Yokohama - Savannah - New York - Boston -Qingdao
Vessels deployed 8 x 3600 TEU by Coscon


Port rotation Kaohsiung - Hong Kong - Yantian - Pusan - Savannah - Charleston - Wilmington - Kaohsiung
Vessels deployed 8 x 3300 TEU by Yang Ming


Port rotation Singapore - Shekou - Hong Kong - Yantian - Norfolk - New York - Halifax - Singapore
Vessels deployed 8-9 x 3850 TEU by "K" LINE


Port rotation Kaohsiung -Yantian -Shanghai - Pusan - New York - Norfolk - Savannah - Kaohsiung
Vessels deployed 8 x 3300 TEU by Yang Ming, Hanjin Shipping