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CKYH Alliance restructures Med-Asia-US service

CKYH Alliance restructures Med-Asia-US service

Hong Kong: The CKYH Alliance has revealed plans to start a new pendulum service linking the Mediterranean, Asia and the U.S. from the mid-July. This new service, named MAP (Mediterranean Asia America Pendulum Service), combines existing CMX (China Mediterranean Express) service and PAS (Pacific Southwest) service and will operate deploying 12 container vessels.

The pendulum service will enable a direct service from Korea and Japan to the Mediterranean and is expected to improve service competitiveness by enhancing schedule reliability through upgrading main fleet of 4000teu class to mid and large-scale vessels of 4500-5500teu.

The MAP Service will call at Port Said, Napoli, La Spezia, Barcelona, Suez, Port Kelang, Singapore, Hong Kong, Yantian, Osaka, Tokyo, Long Beach, Oakland, Tokyo, Osaka, Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Singapore, Suez, and Port Said.

The CKYH Alliance is made up by container shipping companies Coscon, "K" Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin Shipping.  [02/07/07]