Wan Hai Lines Enhances Japan Services

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 12, 2019

Pic: Wan Hai Lines

Pic: Wan Hai Lines

Taiwanese shipping company Wan Hai Lines announced the enhancement of its Japan service coverage.

With effect from early April 2019, the company shall upgrade its existing New Super 1 service and also extend one of its existing Japan Kanto service to cover Malaysia, the provider of full-containerized shipping service said in a press note.

Upgrade existing New Super 1 service(NS1) to Panamax vessel size: The service will maintain 4 vessel deployment with WHL deploying 2 x 4250Teu vessels, while IAL and OOCL deploys 1 vessel each. The service adjustment is expected to take effect on 11th April, eta Hong Kong.

The service rotation covers : Osaka – Kobe – Nagoya – Yokohama – Tokyo – Hong Kong – Singapore – Port Klang – Hochiminh (Cai Mep) – Shekou – Hong Kong – Osaka.

Extend existing Japan Kanto service to Straits : New Super 5 service (NS5): Wan Hai Lines existing Japan-China-Vietnam service(JCV2) will be restructured to call Malaysia. The service shall be operated with 4 vessels in 1700Teu nominal size. WHL shall deploy 3 vessels and IAL 1 vessel.

The change will take place WEF 1st April 2019 and its service rotation covers : Tokyo – Yokohama – Chiba – Keelung – Taichung – Hong Kong – Hochiminh (Cat Lai) – Port Klang – Penang – Hong Kong – Shekou – Tokyo.

These service enhancements not only help to complement Wan Hai Lines’ existing Japan to Straits services but also give it a more comprehensive coverage by integrating a series of NS1, NS2, NS3 and NS5 services. The company thus strongly believes customers will be better served and further benefited from the above enhanced services.

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