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MOL-"K" Line-to launch new FE-WCSA loop

MOL-"K" Line-to launch new FE-WCSA loop

Tokyo: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and "K"Line have announced that their existing Asia/Mexico-South America West Coast route (CWL) will separate into two loops. Beginning the last week of March, loop one will cover Mexico and Chile and loop two will cover Mexico, Colombia, and Peru. The latter loop will also add a call at Ningbo, China, to meet active seaborne trade from that area.
This new structure for the service is expected to greatly shorten the transport time between Asia and the South America West Coast, and help expand the service.

Loop 1(WL1), offering a weekly fixed-day service with nine 2,500teu containerships, will call at: Keelung (Taiwan) - Hong Kong - Chiwan (China) - Xiamen (China) - Shanghai (China) - Qingdao (China) - Pusan (S. Korea) - Manzanillo (Mexico) - Iquique (Chile) - Valparaiso (Chile) - Lirquén (Chile) - Yokohama - Keelung (Taiwan)

Loop2 (WL2), offering a weekly fixed-day service with eight 1,700teu containerships, will call at: Yokohama - Ningbo (China) - Shanghai (China) - Pusan (S. Korea) - Manzanillo (Mexico) - Buenaventura (Colombia) - Callao (Peru) - Yokohama

Both loops will be connected from/to additional Asian ports by feeder service.  [18/03/08]