"K" Line will upgrade its services linking Asia and Mexico and the west coast of South America over the next seven weeks.
Two current service loops will be consolidated to form the ‘Andes’ string, which will deploy 11 post-Panamax vessels and commence sailings from Keelung on April 26.
From May 26, the Japanese carrier will also launch a new feeder service, branded MSX and deploying three 2,100-TEU vessels, linking Mexico and ports on the west coast of South America.
“The new Andes service will add a direct link between Ningbo and Chile/Peru and offer wider service coverage so as to fulfill customers' needs,” said "K" Line in a statement. “Buenaventura and Guayaquil are served via MSX service with transshipment at Manzanillo and Callao, respectively.”
The Andes service will have the following rotation: Keelung – Hong Kong – Da Chan Bay – Xiamen – Shanghai – Ningbo – Pusan – Manzanillo – Callao – Iquique – Valparaiso – Lirquen – Callao – Manzanillo – Tokyo – Keelung.
The MSX service will have the following rotation: MSX: Manzanillo – Buenaventura – Callao – Guayaquil – Manzanillo.
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