Tuesday, August 16, 2011

MOL launches ten 5,600-TEU ships to boost Asia-South America CSW service


JAPAN's Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has announced it will launch 10 new 5,600-TEU ships to replace existing vessels on the Asia-East Coast South America Service (CSW) with immediate effect to enlarge the loop fleet 13 units.

Along with the fleet expansion, MOL will begin chartering space to a consortium of NYK, "K" Line, Hyundai Merchant Marine and PIL, said the MOL statement.

The new vessels feature new wide-beam and shallow-draft design to enable high loading capacity and can meet the requirements of shallow ports as well as achieve better fuel efficiency.

The new MOL CSW service has a 91-day turnaround and calls at Xingang (Wed/Wed), Dalian (Thu/Fri), Qingdao (Sat/Sat), Busan (Mon/Mon), Shanghai (Fri/Sat), Hong Kong (Mon/Mon), Singapore (Fri/Sat), Santos (Sat/Sun), Buenos Aires (Tue/Wed), Montevideo (Thu/Thu), Paranagua (Sun/Sun), Sao Francisco Do Sul (Mon/Mon), Santos (Tue/Wed), Rio De Janeiro (Thu/Fri), Cape Town (Sat/Sun), Ngqura (Mon/Tue), Singapore (Thu/Fri), Hong Kong (Wed/Wed) and back to Xingang (Wed).

source: shippingazette.com