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CKYH Alliance to modify Asia-US West Coast services

Tokyo: The CKYH Alliance (Coscon, "K"Line, Yang Ming and Hanjin Shipping) has announced the modification of its PSW (Pacific South West) and PNW (Pacific North West) services between Asia and US West Coast, effective from the end of this month.

The Alliance has decided to integrate the existing YPS (PSW2), CUX (PSW4), and CWS (PSW5) into two services considering the destinations. Also, it will re-arrange the calling ports of YPN (Yang Ming- Pacific North West) and link KPN ("K"Line - Pacific North West) with JES (AES-2) in order to provide a Pendulum service covering North America and Europe.

CKYH Alliance has stated that "the rationalisation of its current Asia-US West Coast services will upgrade customer service with improved schedule and reduced transport time between China and US West Coast".

The Alliance added that it "will further discuss and study the Trans-Pacific services and set up a series of strategies for better service quality in order to satisfy customers' needs".

Details of new services are as follows:

YPS (PSW2 - Pacific South West 2): five vessels of 4,300teu that will call at: Hong Kong - Yantian - Kaohsiung - Keelung - Los Angeles - Oakland - Keelung - Kaohsiung - Hong Kong

CUX (PSW4 - Pacific South West 4): five 5,500teu vessels that will call at: Shanghai - Ningbo - Qingdao - Los Angeles - Oakland - Kwangyang - Shanghai

YPN (Yang Ming - Pacific North West): five 3,300teu ships that will follow the port rotation: Kaohsiung - Shanghai - Ningbo - Pusan - Tacoma - Vancouver - Kaohsiung

KPN / JES ("K"Line - KPN-W / AES-2 Pendulum): Transformed into pendulum covering North America/Europe that will deploy 13 vessels of 5,500teu each calling at: Kobe - Tokyo - Nagoya - Hong Kong - Singapore - Port Said - Rotterdam - Felixstowe - Le Havre - Port Said - Singapore - Hong Kong - Yantian - Xiamen - Nagoya - Tokyo - Tacoma - Vancouver - Portland - Kobe.  [10/06/08]

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