MOL Announces Upgrade of Asia Services - Global Trade Magazine
  May 16th, 2016 | Written by

MOL Announces Upgrade of Asia Services

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  • New MOL service will create direct link between Japan/Vietnam and India/Pakistan.
  • With new service, MOL offers wider connectivity between Japan and the west coast of India.
  • MOL's new HSX service will begin with a westbound voyage of the DEVOTION on May 30.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) is upgrading its NKX (Strait/India/Pakistan) service and its CHS3 Japan/Hong Kong/Strait) service. They will be combined into one new pendulum loop named HSX (Japan/Strait/India) service.
The new HSX service will create a direct link between Japan and Vietnam in the east and the west coast of India and Pakistan in the west. Together with its existing CIS (China-West Coast India) service, MOL will offer wider connectivity between Japan, South China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and the west coast of India.
Schedule integrity is one of the top priorities of this new HSX service. MOL is determined to develop a reliable and punctual service with multiple service recovery plans prepared for unexpected situations, such as port congestion or rough weather.
As a corporate group of multimodal transport, MOL is committed to meeting various logistics needs, and increasing its group-wide recognition and brand power in India . MOL continually takes a proactive stance in meeting various customer needs and contributing to economic growth in India and around the world.
The port rotation for the HSX Service, with a turnaround of 49 days, is: Osaka – Kobe – Yokkaichi – Yokohama – Tokyo – Hong Kong – Singapore – Port Kelang – Nhava Sheva – Karachi – Pipavav – Colombo – Port Kelang – Singapore – Cai Mep – Shekou – Hong Kong – Osaka.
The service will begin westbound with the MV MOL DEVOTION on May 30 and eastbound withe same vessel on June 20. A total of seven container vessels with capacities of between 4,000 and 5,000 TEU will be deployed on the service.

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