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MOL vessel begins ESX service ahead of schedule

MOL vessel begins ESX service ahead of schedule

Tokyo: The early arrival of the MOL Vision on July 7 has meant that the Japanese ship has been able to begin calling at the South Atlantic port of Jacksonville as part of the its East Coast - South China Express service (ESX) six months ahead of schedule.

TraPac's new 158-acre terminal at the Jacksonville Port Authority will serve as the future base of MOL's US South Atlantic port activities and offer state-of-the-art post-Panamax container handling systems with a yearly capacity of 800,000teu.

Linking Central / South China and the US East Coast via the Panama Canal, the ESX service is jointly operated by TNWA Partners and CMA-CGM. The service will follow the port rotation: Ningbo - Shanghai - Chiwan - Hong Kong - Balboa - Manzanillo, Panama - Jacksonville - Savannah - New York - Norfolk - Balboa - Ningbo.  [11/06/08]