MOL, APL and NYK Connect Asia to Emerging American Markets
Japanese shipping conglomerate Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has teamed up with American President Line (APL) and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) on setting up a new joint container shipping service.
The service will operate between the major trading hubs of Asia and key ports in Mexico, Colombia and Panama.
The new service will serve as a replacement for the existing ‘AME’ and ‘MSX’ services, which MOL will no longer participate in from July 2015.
“This product will enhance MOL’s coverage in the emerging Mexico, Colombia and Central America markets,” MOL said.
Port rotation for the new AMS service will be as follows:
Pusan – Shanghai – Chiwan – Hong Kong – Kaohsiung – Manzanillo – Lazaro Cardenas – Buenaventura – Balboa – Lazaro Cardenas – Manzanillo – Yokohama – Pusan
The first sailing is set to commence with a vessel departing from Pusan on May 22nd, 2015.