Hong Kong: TS Lines has announced it is linking with Korea's Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) to launch the CIX string covering Korea, China, Singapore and India from June 28.
Deploying five 4,250 teu, 22.5-knot vessels, the Far East-India CIX loop calls at Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen-Yantian, Singapore, Port Klang, Nhava Sheva, and back to Singapore and Busan.
Also, starting early July, TS Lines will deploy four 1,000 teuand 18-knot ships on its JTT service, covering Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand and Vietnam. Port rotation of this 28-day JTT loop includes Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Ulsan, Busan, Keelung, Taichung, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Ho Chi Minh, and back to Kaohsiung, Taichung, Keelung and Tokyo.
"With the launch of our new JTT loop, we not only strengthen our service from Korea to Taiwan, but also enhance the frequency of our existing Hong Kong-Thailand service to twice a week. Besides, we can expand our service by linking Thailand with Vietnam, and then connect them to Kaohsiung, Taichung and Keelung in Taiwan. From Taiwan, we can offer direct and swift service to the eastern Japan. This satisfies the fast-changing demand of our customers and helps cement our position in the Asian market," TS Lines said in a statement.
Hong Kong-headquartered TS Lines, a leading intra-Asia carrier, handled 1.62m teu last year. [26/06/12]