The KTX7 will complement six current loops in OOCL’s KTX suite of services, connecting Japan to Southeast Asia markets, the Hong Kong-based ocean carrier said in a statement.
OOCL in early 2018 will introduce a new service between Japan and Vietnam, dubbed the KTX7, to expand its current service portfolio by providing more comprehensive network coverage of the markets between Japan and Vietnam, the Hong Kong-based ocean carrier announced Dec. 7.
Currently, OOCL offers six loops in the KTX suite of products, connecting Japan to Southeast Asia markets.
“The KTX7 will strategically extend our market reach by adding the call to Shimizu,” the carrier explained in a statement. “Together with our recently launched JCV service, OOCL will also be able to offer very competitive transit times on two direct services from Haiphong to Japan as well as from Xiamen to Japan which enhances the overall connectivity of the markets being served.”
KTX7 is expected to commence with a sailing from Hong Kong on Jan. 14, with the following port rotation: Osaka, Kobe, Shimizu, Tokyo, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Haiphong, Kaohsiung, Xiamen, and Osaka, OOCL said.