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“K” Line to Launch New Direct Service from Far East to India and Pakistan

July 22, 2011

KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. (“K” Line) is pleased to announce launching of a new dedicated service (called CIX-2) between the Far East and Indian Sub-Continent from 10th August 2011.

The new CIX-2 service, currently operated by Evergreen Line and Simatech Shipping, will run with six 2500-2800 teu vessels and offer a fixed-day weekly sailing. “K” Line will deploy one vessel to this new service.

The port rotation will be as follows:

Xingang – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Singapore – Tanjung Pelepas – Port Kelang –  Nhava Sheva – Karachi – Colombo – Port Kelang – Tanjung Pelapas – Singapore – Xingang.

“K” Line presently operates another weekly service (called INDFEX) calling at Nhava Sheva port. The new service will double sailing frequency for Nhava Sheva and newly add Xingang and Qingdao as direct calling ports.

“K” Line continues to provide high quality direct service to meet customer demands and enhance service coverage between the Far East and Indian Sub-Continent.

For further information, please contact:

Fumiyoshi Sato

Manager, Planning Team, Containerships Strategy Group

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

Tel: +81-3-3595-5341 Fax: +81-3-3595-5288