Liner carriers start Southeast Asia/New Zealand service
MISC Berhad, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, NYK, Orient Overseas Container Line and Pacific International Lines will jointly operate a two-loop weekly service from Port Klang and Singapore to New Zealand, starting with the first sailing as soon as February.
“The new cooperation will boost service efficiency and allow for broader network coverage,” the carriers said in a statement. Nine vessels ranging from 1,300 TEUs to 1,600 TEUs will be deployed for the service.
Loop 1 of the service, currently operated by MISC and Pacific International with five vessels on a 35-day round voyage, will call at Port Klang, Singapore, Brisbane, Auckland, Napier, Lyttleton, Wellington-Nelson (alternate calls), Brisbane and Port Klang.
Loop 2 of the service, which includes four vessels, will call at Singapore, Tauranga, Lyttleton and Singapore on a round-trip voyage of 28 days.
“In addition to direct calls, the lines will also be offering fast connections to their respective service networks,” the carriers said.