MISC Berhad (MISC), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) and Pacific International Lines (PIL) have announced their cooperation to operate a two-loop weekly service from Port Klang and Singapore to New Zealand, with the first sailing scheduled in February/March, 2006.
The new cooperation will boost service efficiency and allow for broader network coverage. Deploying 9 vessels between 1300-1600 TEUs, this will allow the partners to share space on each other's vessels and extend their services to destinations which they do not currently cover, thereby enhancing their role in this region.
Currently operated by MISC and PIL with 5 vessels on a 35-day round voyage, will call at Port Klang, Singapore, Brisbane, Auckland, Napier, Lyuttleton, Wellington, Nelson (alternate calls), Brisbane, Port Klang
With four vessels, will call at Singapore, Tauranga, Lyttelton, Singapore on a round voyage of 28 days
In addition to direct calls, the lines will also be offering fast connections to their respective service networks.
The strategic alliance is focused on delivering a high quality product to their customers, meeting their needs and generating new opportunities for mutual growth.