TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announce the
upgrade of Asia-South Africa network with two of the following changes.
MOL will meet the customer needs by providing high-quality direct services and by providing variety of port coverage continuously.
1) MOL will join new Asia and South Africa Service (ASA)
Opening of the new route “ASA” linking Central and South China, Taiwan, South East Asia and South Africa starting on 8th April 2012.
MOL will offer a weekly service by joining the existing ASA service operated by Kline (Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha) and PIL (Pacific International Lines). The service will be operated by 8 vessels (Total Rotation: 56 days) and MOL will provide one ship (MV MOL DELIGHT).
This service will offer direct inbound and outbound service between Central China, Taiwan and South Africa region and strengthen the existing network in South Africa region (Durban and Cape Town).
ASA Rotation (Total Rotation: 56 days)
Shanghai – Ningbo – Keelung – Hong Kong – Shekou – Singapore – Port Kelang – Durban – Cape Town – Port Kelang – Singapore – Hong Kong - Shanghai
Start of service
MV AMBASSADOR BRIDGE calling at Shanghai on 8th April, 2012.
2) MZX will add Nacala call
MOL’s current Mozambique Express service (MZX) will propose to extend the coverage to Nacala in fortnightly basis from May-June 2012. Nacala is one of the largest port at the North of Mozambique.
MZX Rotation (Total rotation: 35days)
Tanjung Pelepas – Singapore – Port Louis – Durban – Maputo
– Tamatave / Nacala (in alternative weekly basis) – Tanjung Pelepas.
MOL is one of the world’s largest multi-modal transport companies, operating 861 vessels and employing a workforce in excess of 9,200 worldwide. MOL operates one of the largest and most diverse networks of liner and logistics services around the globe, including weekly Transpacific, Transatlantic, Americas and Asia-Europe services. Please visit the company’s website at www.MOLpower.com.
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