NYK has announced plans to collaborate with five other shipping companies: CMA-CGM, Hamburg Süd, Hapag-Lloyd, China Shipping Container Lines, and United Arab Shipping Company to launch a new service to link Asia and the east coast of South America by two loops.
The new loops – NEX1 New East Coast South America Express 1 (NEX1) and New East Coast South America Express 2 (NEX2) – will allow the service to make more varied port calls to ensure greater service coverage. Together the loops will make use of 23 containerships, each between 8,000 and 10,000 TEUs.
The NEX1 service will be operated with the following rotation:
Shanghai – Ningbo – Yantian – Hong Kong – Singapore – Port Kelang – Sepetiba – Santos – Itapoa – Navegantes – Paranagua – Santos – Port Kelang – Singapore – Hong Kong – Shanghai.
The NEX2 service will be operated with the following rotation:
Pusan – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Chiwan – Singapore – Port Kelang – Santos – Paranagua – Montevideo – Buenos Aires – Rio Grande – Itapoa – Santos – Port Kelang – Singapore – Pusan.
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