August 28, 2009
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
CKYH to Rationalize Asia - North Europe/Mediterranean Service
CKYH Alliance (Coscon, "K" Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin Shipping) is to rationalize their Asia - North Europe/Mediterranean Service in October 2009.
This rationalization of service eliminates overlapping of similar service loops and reduces duplicate calling ports thereby improves efficiency of the service and reduces service capacity of CKYH Alliance by approximately 20% in response to demand conditions in the market.
The rationalized service enables the Alliance members to continue to offer comprehensive port coverage and competitive transit time to their customers.
Details of the new service structure are as follows:
NE1 (North Europe 1) 8 x 8500teu
Ningbo - Shanghai - Hong Kong - Nansha - Rotterdam - Hamburg - Felixstowe - Antwerp - Singapore - Ningbo
NE2 (North Europe 2) 8 x 8000teu
Xiamen - Kaohsiung - Yantian - Singapore - Rotterdam - Felixstowe - Hamburg - Antwerp - Jeddah - Hong Kong - Yantian - Xiamen
NE3 (North Europe 3) 9 x 8000teu
Xingang - Dalian - Qingdao - Ningbo - Yantian - Singapore - Port Said - Rotterdam - Hamburg - Felixstowe - Singapore - Xingang
NE4 (North Europe 4) 8 x 8000teu
Kwangyang - Pusan - Ningbo - Shanghai - Singapore - Hamburg - Rotterdam - Le Havre - Port Said - Singapore - Hong Kong - Kwangyang
MD1 (Mediterranean 1) 8 x 5000teu
Pusan - Shanghai - Ningbo - Yantian - Hong Kong - Singapore - Port Said - Ashdod - Malta - Naples - Genoa - Livorno - Fos -Port Said - Singapore - Pusan
MD2 (Mediterranean 2) 8 x 6000teu
Shanghai - Ningbo - Xiamen - Kaohsiung - Shekou - Singapore - Port Said - Piraeus - Genoa - La Spezia - Barcelona - Valencia - Singapore -Shanghai