Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line), and Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd. (PIL) have announced the launch of a new biweekly service (NHX-2) from Asia to the east coast of South America (ECSA).
This new service will be in addition to the current New Horizon Express (NHX-1) service currently offered by the four lines.
Commencing in March, NHX-2 will enhance our current service to the growing South American market with direct coverage to Vitoria, Brazil, as well as a faster transit time to Rio de Janeiro.
“We will further expand this to a fixed-day weekly service should there be strong support from the market,” NYK said.
Meanwhile, the current NHX service will introduce a call to Pusan from the middle of March, allowing NHX partners to offer customers a nonstop express between Korea and the ECSA.
New loop (NHX-2): 70 round days, biweekly service, Type of vessels: 3,000 TEUs and Port Rotation: Ningbo – Shanghai – Shenzhen – Singapore – Port Kelang – Rio de Janeiro – Santos – Vitoria – Navegantes – Santos – Rio de Janeiro – Singapore – Hong Kong – Ningbo
Current loop (NHX-1): 77 round days, weekly service, Type of vessels: 4,250 TEUs and Port Rotation: Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Hong Kong – Shekou – Singapore – Santos – Buenos Aires – Montevideo – Navegantes – Paranagua – Santos – Rio de Janeiro – Singapore – Hong Kong – Pusan.