MOL Announces Launch of New Asia-USEC Service

Liner Shipping and Trade — By on May 11, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Tokyo, May 11, 2012 – MOL Liner Ltd. (MOL) today announced a new service to expedite cargo moving from major Asian ports to key destinations on the U.S. East Coast, via the Suez Canal.

From 2 June, the “SVS” (South China/Vietnam – the US South East Coast) service will be jointly operated by MOL and Evergreen. MOL will provide nine ships and Evergreen one ship, with the capacity range of 4, 500-5, 600 TEU per ship.

The introduction of the new service will enable MOL to offer direct connections from Vietnam/South China/Singapore to the U.S. East Coast, including Jacksonville, with competitive transit times and reliable on-time performance. The “SVS” will be the only Asia to U.S. East Coast service with Norfolk as the first call.

Commencement voyage:

From “MOL Partner”, departing from Hong Kong on 3 June, 2012

Port rotation:

Hong Kong (Sat/Sun) – Yantian (Mon/Tue) — Singapore (Fri/Fri) – (Suez Canal) –

Algeciras (Sun/Sun) – Norfolk (Mon/Tue) – Savannah (Wed/Thu) – Jacksonville

(Thu/Fri) – Charleston (Sat/Sat) – Algeciras (Tue/Tue) – (Suez Canal) – Singapore

(Sun/Mon) – Cai Mep (Wed/Thu) – Hong Kong (Sat/Sun)

MOL is one of the world’s largest multi-modal transport companies, operating 861 vessels and employing a workforce in excess of 9, 200 worldwide. MOL operates one of the largest and most diverse networks of liner and logistics services around the globe, including weekly Transpacific, Transatlantic, Americas and Asia-Europe services.  Please visit the company’s website at www.MOLpower.com.

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