Evergreen Marine Corp (Taiwan) Ltd and Wan Hai Lines
are to cooperate to enhance their already extensive intra-Asia networks with the launch of the Japan-Thailand Express Service (NSE/NS6). The fixed-day weekly service will link key ports in Japan with Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam and Thailand.
Evergreen will commit two ships of approximately 900TEU to the new NSE/NS6 service, while Wan Hai Lines will commit a third vessel of the same size. Sailings will commence late September, when the first departure from Hong Kong will
be made by the Evergreen vessel UNI-AMPLE. Ports of call on the 21-day rotation are as follows:
Hong Kong (HIT) - Tokyo - Yokohama - Osaka - Kaohsiung - Hong Kong - Ho Chi Minh - Laem Chabang - Hong Kong.
The NSE/NS6 service caters to increasing customer demand for cargo space – especially northbound from Thailand to Japan – and will further complement the formidable presence of both Evergreen and Wan Hai Lines in the intra-Asian trades.