KMTC Restructures Its Korea – Indonesia Services
As of this April KMTC will modify its Korea – Indonesia service CKI with the addition of new ports in Vietnam and China. A call at Ho Chi Minh is added and the Chinese ports of Hong Kong, Ningbo and Shanghai are now to be called Southbound as well as Northbound. As a consequence of these changes the duration of the whole rotation will be stretched from 3 to 4 weeks. The new route will be first inaugurated by the 1,650 TEU vessel ZENIT on 7th April, starting from Busan. The average service capacity of CKI is at 1,650 TEU per week in April. The slot sharing partner Hanjin has these changes while other slotters such as Sinotrans, Yang Ming Marine and TS Lines are still to be confirmed.
In other news, KMTC will close the China – Korea – Indonesia service NCI which was jointly oper- ated with TS Lines. The last sailing of the service will be executed by the 2,504 TEU vessel TS SINGAPORE who will discharge at Qingdao on 25th April. Hanjin, NYK and Sinokor were slot shar- ing partners on the service. NCI was served by 3 vessels and had a 28 day-rotation, including one skip sailing. The service had an average service capacity of 2,650 TEU per week.
CKI: Jakarta - Ho Chi Minh City (new) - Hong Kong (new) - Ningbo (new) - Shanghai (new) - Busan - Kwangyang - Shanghai - Ningbo - Hong Kong – Jakarta
NCI: Qingdao - Inchon - Busan - Shanghai - Hong Kong - Shekou (Shenzhen) - Jakarta - Singa- pore - Hong Kong – Qingdao