NZS partners MISC Berhad, Mitsui O.S.K Lines Ltd (MOL), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) and Pacific International Lines Ltd (PIL) will combine the current NZX1 and NZX2 services into one upgraded loop, the New Zealand – South East Asia (NZS) service.
The upgraded service, which is expected to begin in early June 2008, has been designed to offer better service quality with coverage of five ports in New Zealand plus Brisbane, Australia.
The service will be operated with 5 x 2,800 TEU vessels (two from PIL, and one each from MOL, NYK and OOCL). The new rotation includes fixed day weekly port calls at Singapore – Port Kelang – Brisbane – Auckland – Lyttelton – Wellington – Napier – Tauranga – Brisbane – Singapore.
MISC will retain their participation in this service.