MOL enhances CSW service between Asia and South America


Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced the enhancement of its Asia and East Coast South America trade by merging existing CSW and SW2 services to form a new CSW service.

The existing CSW and SW2 services, which are operated jointly by MOL, Maersk Line (ML) and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), are due to be merged into a new CSW service to strengthen the coverage between the trading hub of Asia and key ports in the east coast of South America.

Twelve 8,000 TEU vessels are expected to be deployed in the new CSW service, three from MOL, four from Maersk and five from Mediterranean Shipping Company, to provide a weekly service to Asia and the east coast of South America.

The last vessel of the existing CSW service was due to sail from Yantian, China on February 10, 2016. The new CSW service is due to be commenced with the first vessel departing from Busan, South Korea on February 19, 2016.

Source: MOL

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