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NYK launches new car transport service

NYK launches new car transport service
Japan’s Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has launched a new car transport service linking Mexico, North America and East Asia with two 6,000-6,500 ceu car carriers.

The service, named Trans Pacific Service (TPX Service), commenced on 28 January with the car carrier Viking Drive having departed from Acapulco, Mexico on the inaugural voyage. The vessel arrived on 19 February in Yokohama, Japan.

The second vessel Aphrodite Leader also sailed from Acapulco on 13 February.

NYK said this service is the first non-stop car transport service from the west coast of Mexico to the west coast of North America, and the west coasts of both Mexico and North America to China.

“NYK will attempt to accommodate demand for the export of finished cars from Mexico, in addition to car logistics for China, where demand for imports is growing,” NYK said.

The TPX Service will have one to two sailings per month with a port rotation of Acapulco, Lazaro Cardenas, Port Hueneme, Yokohama, Nagoya, Pyeongtaek, Xingang, and Shanghai.