Evergreen Line is partnering with Hanjin Shipping to create a new service linking South Korea, China, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia.
The service will have a weekly frequency with the following port rotation: Kwangyang and Busan, South Korea; Shanghai; Shekou, China; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Singapore; Port Klang, Penang and Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia; Singapore; Ho Chi Minh City; and Kwangyang.
The first vessel on the NHS is planned to sail from Kwangyang on Nov. 22.
Evergreen said it is offering the new service because it is looking to provide more network service in Southeast Asia. The region’s economy is expected to expand 5.2 percent in 2014 and 5.7 percent in 2015, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.