MOL to Restructure Asia to South Africa Service

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced the restructuring of their existing Asia to South Africa liner services into two direct loops. One service will call South China, while the other loop will directly connect Central China. The newly restructured loops will further strengthen MOL’s service network from Asia to South Africa, while continuing to meet increasingly diverse commercial requirements.

The jointly operated South China Loop and Central China Loop services will commence from Kaohsiung on October 9, 2014 and Shanghai on October 15, 2014 respectively.

Details of the restructured Central China loop and South China loop are as follows:
“SAS” Service

Rotation (Total Rotation: 56 days)
Kaohsiung (THU/FRI) – Xiamen (FRI/SAT) – Hong Kong (SUN/SUN) – Shekou (MON/MON) – Singapore (FRI/SAT) – Port Kelang (SUN/SUN) – Durban (SUN/WED) – Cape Town (FRI/SUN) – Port Kelang (FRI/FRI) – Singapore (SAT/SUN) – Kaohsiung
Commencement Date:
Westbound – MV MOL SOLUTION calling at Kaohsiung on October 9, 2014.
Eastbound – MV MOL SOLUTION calling at Durban on November 2, 2014
Vessel Deployment: Seven (7) x 5800 to 4200 TEU Nominal vessels

“SAC” Service

Rotation (Total Rotation: 49 days)
Shanghai (WED/THU) – Ningbo (FRI/FRI) – Keelung (SUN/MON) – Singapore (MON/TUE) – Durban (SUN/THU) – Singapore (THU/FRI) – Shanghai
Commencement Date:
Westbound – MV EVER RESPECT calling at Shanghai on October 15, 2014
Eastbound – MV EVER RESPECT calling at Durban on November 9, 2014
Vessel Deployment:
Six (6) x 5800 to 4200 TEU Nominal vessels

(For reference)

Rotation of the existing service (Total Rotation: 63 days)
Shanghai (SUN/MON)– Ningbo(TUE/TUE) – Keelung (THU/THU)– Xiamen (FRI/SAT)- Hong Kong(SUN/SUN) – Shekou (MON/MON)- Singapore (FRI/SAT) – Port Kelang (SUN/SUN) – Port Louis (TUE/WED) –Durban (SUN/TUE) – Cape Town (FRI/SUN)– Port Kelang (FRI/FRI) – Singapore (SAT/SUN) – Hong Kong (THU/FRI)- Shanghai
Source: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines