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NYK launches new Asia - East Coast South America loops

NYK launches new Asia - East Coast South America loops
Nippon Yusen Kaisha Line (NYK) has announced a new service between South America's East Coast and Asia, due to start in July.

The two-loop-service will be run in collaboration with CMA CGM, Hamburg Süd, Hapag-Lloyd, China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), using 23 ships of between 8,000 and 10,000 teu.

The new loops will be named New East Coast South America Express 1 (NEX1) and New East Coast South America Express 2 (NEX2).

NEX1 willl be served by 11 ships between 8,000 and 9,000 teu as a 77-day weekly service following the rotation: Shanghai – Ningbo – Yantian – Hong Kong – Singapore – Port Kelang – Sepetiba – Santos – Itapoa - Navegantes – Paranagua – Santos – Port Kelang – Singapore – Hong Kong – Shanghai. The first sailing will be on 14 July.

NEX2 will be served by 12 vessels of 8,000 to 10,000 teu as an 84-day weekly service from 11 July on the rotation: Pusan – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Chiwan – Singapore
– Port Kelang – Santos – Paranagua – Montevideo – Buenos Aires – Rio Grande – Itapoa – Santos – Port Kelang – Singapore – Pusan.