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Partners to upgrade New Zealand - Singapore service

Partners to upgrade New Zealand - Singapore service

Singapore: Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), Pacific International Lines (PIL), Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd (MOL), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and MISC Berhad have announced that they are to combine the current NZX1 and NZX2 services into one upgraded loop, the New Zealand - South East Asia (NZS) service

The upgraded service, which is expected to begin in early June 2008, is expected to offer better service quality with coverage of five ports in New Zealand plus Brisbane, Australia.

The service will be operated with five 2,800teu vessels (two operated by PIL and on each from MOL, NYK and OOCL). MISC will retain their participation in this service.

The new rotation includes fixed day weekly port calls at Singapore - Port Kelang - Brisbane - Auckland - Lyttelton - Wellington - Napier - Tauranga - Brisbane - Singapore.  [22/04/08]