Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd (“K” Line) announced the launch of a new direct service from Far East to West Africa.
“K” Line presently provides a feeder service from South Africa to West Africa using transshipment from Far East to South Africa. This new service will provide a faster transit time with direct service from Far East to West Africa which will be jointly operated by “K” Line, China Shipping, and Hapag-Lloyd.
A total of eight vessels will be deployed with “K” Line deploying 3 vessels, China Shipping providing 4 vessels, and the remaining 1 vessel coming from Hapag-Lloyd covering a 70-day round voyage.
Details of the service are as follows:
Eight (8) x 2500 TEU type vessel
Shanghai – Ningbo – Xiamen – Shekou – Port Kelang – Durban (South Africa) – Tema (Ghana) – Lome (Togo) – Cotonou (Benin) – Tincan Island (Nigeria) – Durban – Port Kelang – Shanghai
70 days round voyage
M/V “CSCL Montevideo”, departing Shanghai on July 21st, 2010