MOL Enhances Inter-continental Container Ship Service

Press Release
Thursday, March 29, 2012
MOL Container Ship: Photo courtesy MOL

Mitsui O.S.K LInes (MOL) adds Asia – South Africa, Mozambique container ship services

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) President: Koichi Muto has announced an improvement of the Asia-South Africa container traffic network with the following changes aimed to meet customer needs by providing direct services and contimuous port coverage.

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 (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.

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 of North of Mozambique.

  • MZX Rotation (Total rotation: 35days)
    Tanjung Pelepas – Singapore – Port Louis – Durban – Maputo – Tamatave / Nacala (in alternative weekly basis) – Tanjung Pelepas.



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