April 11, 2012

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


“K” Line Upgrades Asia – Mexico/West Coast South America Service



KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. (“K” Line) is pleased to announce the upgrade of Asia - Mexico/West Coast South America Service. The two service loops currently operated by "K" Line are being consolidated into one service loop (ANDES) which deploys eleven (11) post-panamax vessels and a new feeder service (MSX) will be launched between Mexico and West Coast South America ports.


The new ANDES service will add a direct link between Ningbo and Chile/Peru and offer wider service coverage so as to fulfill customers' needs. Buenaventura and Guayaquil are served via MSX service with transshipment at Manzanillo and Callao, respectively.


Details of the services are as follows:-


>Vessel Deployment:
    Eleven (11) x 5600/6500 TEU Nominal vessel (77 days round)
    (“K” Line =3 vessels, MOL=3 vessels, NYK=5 vessels, Total 11 vessels)

> Commencement Date:
  From GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE, Vo.0101E (ETA Keelung Apr 26th, 2012)

> Port Rotation:
  ANDES : Keelung – Hong Kong – Da Chan Bay – Xiamen – Shanghai – Ningbo – Pusan – Manzanillo –

                  Callao –  Iquique – Valparaiso – Lirquen – Callao – Manzanillo – Tokyo – Keelung


> Vessel Deployment:
  Three (3) x 2100 TEU Nominal vessel

> Commencement Date: May 26th, 2012

> Port Rotation:
  MSX: Manzanillo – Buenaventura – Callao – Guayaquil – Manzanillo