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Japan's Big Three link for South America service

Japan's Big Three link for South America service

Tokyo: NYK has announced a new consortium with Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) in the container trade linking Asia with Hawaii, Mexico, and the west coast of South America.

The new service will replace NYK's current ALEX-Neo service with two strings, ALEX-1, which will link Asia with Mexico, Peru, and Chile, and ALEX-2, which will link Asia with Hawaii, Mexico, Colombia, and Ecuador. Both strings will be a fixed-day weekly service.

Vessel capacity will be upgraded by deploying mainly 4,200-4,800 TEU nominal vessels in ALEX-1, and 2,500 TEU nominal vessels in ALEX-2, to serve the demand in this fast-growing trade lane.

Meanwhile, NYK will continue its MAREX-Neo service linking Asia (via transhipment), Los Angeles, Mexico, and the west coast of Central America (WCCA) as an independent service.  [01/07/10]

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