WALLENIUS WILHELMSEN ENTERS OCEANIA TO ASIA TRADE
Wallenius Wilhelmsen is entering the trade from Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Islands northbound to Taiwan, Korea and Japan in March.
A monthly roll-on/roll-off connection will be provided between Papeete, Noumea, Mebourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Tauranga to either Keelung or Kaohsiung in Taiwan and then Inchon, Masan, Ulsan, Higashiharima, Nagoya and Yokohama.
Once a choice has been made between Keelung or Kaohsiung for the new call in Taiwan, full schedule details will be made available, a spokesman said.
The new one-way route is being offered as part of an existing monthly service loading in Europe and East Coast North America for Oceania, with a return cargo loaded in Korea and Japan.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen vessels had repositioned empty from Oceania to Korea/Japan, but the introduction of four new-design heavy ro/ro vessels, operating together on a 120-day round voyage, makes this new service possible, the spokesman said.