Thursday, September 4, 2008

NYK To Take Over South America Service

NYK Line plans to take over the Atlantic North-South Express Service this month that it has been operating with Hapag-Lloyd in a joint vessel-sharing alliance.

The Japanese carrier decided to operate it as its own independent service connecting the U.S. East Coast with main ports on the east coast of South America, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic after Hapag-Lloyd dropped the service, according to Doug Cole, an NYK spokesman.

NYK will deploy six 1,100-TEU vessels on a fixed-day weekly rotation as follows: Navegantes, Santos and Vitoria, Brazil; Puerto Sucre, Venezuela; Caucedo, Dominican Republic; Norfolk; New York-New Jersey; Savannah; Caucedo; Puerto Cabello, Venezuela; and Navegantes.

ShippingDigest, September 1,2008