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NEW OIL & GAS PROJECT: GEODIS signs a new contract with Petrofac

19 DECEMBER 2016 – LEVALLOIS-PERRET

petrofac-oct-2016-1GEODIS is pleased to report that it has signed a new contract with PETROFAC for the transportation of oil production modules weighing up to 4,500 tons from several origins in Asia to Abu Dhabi.

The Industrial Projects specialists of GEODIS will ultimately ship 24 modules from China, Korea and Singapore to Abu Dhabi. The first of these trips utilized semisubmersible vessels, the biggest of which had a 63 meter beam and deadweight of 72,000 tons. On arrival at their destination in Abu Dhabi, the vessels were semisubmersible offshore and the barges towed to the berth for land transportation to the production site. The last of the modules departed from their origin in October 2016. The multi-modal solution is the first of its type to be utilized by GEODIS for PETROFAC.

PETROFAC is a leading service provider to the oil and gas production and processing industry. The company designs, builds, operates, and maintains oil and gas facilities worldwide.

“Managing this massive project for PETROFAC is an outstanding success for GEODIS,” says Philippe Somers, Senior Vice President Industrial Projects. “It underlines our unique positioning as an expert for innovative transport solutions, also in a very demanding market like the oil & gas segment, where the oil price is still down and players of the industry require even more to work with efficient, adaptive and agile partners.”

GEODIS – www.geodis.com  GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in the field in Europe and the World.  GEODIS, owned by SNCF Logistics, which in turn is a business line of the SNCF Group, is ranked as the number four logistics provider in Europe and number seven at a worldwide level. GEODIS is also listed as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant of Worldwide 3PLs. GEODIS’ reach includes a direct presence in 67 countries and a global network spanning over 120 countries. With its five Lines of Business (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport), GEODIS manages its customers’ Supply Chain by providing end to end solutions enabled by over 39,500 employees, its infrastructure, its processes and systems. In 2015, GEODIS recorded €8 billion in sales.

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GEODIS transports eight large gantry cranes from poland to canada

19 DECEMBER 2016

LEVALLOIS-PERRET

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GEODIS is pleased to report that it has signed a new contract with the Austrian intermodal crane manufacturer Hans Küns GmbH to transport eight large gantry cranes from Poland to Canada, in the Delta Port Vancouver.

The project required the delivery of dismantled cranes from Gdynia Port in Poland to the Delta Port in Vancouver, with a total volume of 50,000 Freight Tons.  Each gantry crane include

d two main 75-meter girders, and the team transported eight of these pieces in total per vessel. Undertaken in two separate loads, both were delivered to their final destination in Vancouver with a transit time of approximately 25 days.

During the project, the vessel crew secured the cargo in the ship’s hold for ocean transport between the two ports. They also arranged a transport pilot, prepared detailed work plans and schedules, and arranged special cargo and transport permits.

Our main challenge was finding a vessel that could carry all of the pieces at one time,” said Stefan Waszak, Manager Operations Industrial Projects for GEODIS in Germany. “But after a thorough research we found the right solution for the customer.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in the field in Europe and the World.  GEODIS, owned by SNCF Logistics, which in turn is a business line of the SNCF Group, is ranked as the number four logistics provider in Europe and number seven at a worldwide level. GEODIS is also listed as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant of Worldwide 3PLs. GEODIS’ reach includes a direct presence in 67 countries and a global network spanning over 120 countries. With its five Lines of Business (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport), GEODIS manages its customers’ Supply Chain by providing end to end solutions enabled by over 39,500 employees, its infrastructure, its processes and systems. In 2015, GEODIS recorded €8 billion in sales.

 

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Beyond VGM: TT Club Calls for a Focus on Cargo Integrity

Efforts to secure accurate container gross mass data continue following the SOLAS revision mandating verified gross mass for every packed unit having taken effect, but international freight transport insurer, TT Club is now calling for a concerted industry campaign to ensure good practice in all aspects of cargo care.

8th December, 2016

TT Club believes that an insistence on precise gross mass is just the first step in achieving what it is calling ‘Cargo Integrity’ not just within container trades but throughout the entire supply chain. Speaking at the recent industry conference, Intermodal Europe in Rotterdam, TT Club’s Risk Management Director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox emphasised the importance of the concept to safety both at sea and onshore, “By increasing the visibility of Cargo Integrity we hope to draw attention to other vital aspects of secure and safe cargo transport. This will include the proper packing of cargo within a unit; transparent data regarding contents (particularly classification of regulated goods) and the appropriate safe handling of such commodities; the highest standards of container construction and maintenance and the most advanced methods of stowing and lashing containers onboard ships”, he explained.

These varied aspects of Cargo Integrity are all important in not only safe-guarding the cargo itself but also the well-being of those handling the goods at warehouses, during inland transport, at ports and of course at sea. TT Club is committed to reducing the incidence of unstable loads causing traffic accidents and injuries when unpacking, dangerous goods causing fires both at warehouse facilities and at sea and poorly handled cargoes causing serious, sometimes fatal incidents at ports and terminals.

“In the immediate future we are anxious to promote awareness of, and adherence to the CTU Code. This is the IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units, a publication sponsored by the three relevant UN agencies*”, stated Storrs-Fox. “The CTU Code legitimises the chain of responsibility for all stakeholders, providing a comprehensive framework to ensure cargo can complete the entire journey safely and successfully. We urge all those engaged in moving goods internationally to follow the Code diligently”.

Over the course of the coming year while stimulating as wide an implementation as possible of the CTU Code, TT Club will also be advising on initiatives to improve the other aspects of safe carriage of international freight through its Cargo Integrity campaign.

* being the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). http://www.imo.org/en/OurWork/Safety/Cargoes/CargoSecuring/Pages/CTU-Code.aspx

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Notes to editors

TT Club

TT Club is the international transport and logistics industry’s leading provider of insurance and related risk management services. Established in 1968, the Club’s membership comprises ship operators, ports and terminals, road, rail and airfreight operators, logistics companies and container lessors. As a mutual insurer, the Club exists to provide its policyholders with benefits, which include specialist underwriting expertise, a world-wide office network providing claims management services, and first class risk management and loss prevention advice.

TT Club is managed by Thomas Miller

www.ttclub.com

Thomas Miller

Thomas Miller is an independent and international provider of insurance, professional and investment services.

Founded in 1885, Thomas Miller’s origins are in the provision of management services to mutual organisations, particularly in the international transport and professional indemnity sectors; where

today they manage a large percentage of the foremost insurance mutuals. Thomas Miller also manages insurance facilities for all the self- employed barristers in England & Wales, as well as trustees of pension schemes, patent agents and housing associations.

Principal activities include:

  • Management services for transport and professional indemnity insurance mutuals
  • Investment management for institutions and private clients
  • Professional services
  • Managing general agents

www.thomasmiller.com

 

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GEODIS to exhibit at Power-Gen International in Orlando

GEODIS, will be showcasing its Industrial Projects expertise at Power-Gen International at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando from 13 – 15 December 2016.

During the 3-day event, attendees will have the opportunity to meet experts from GEODIS’ Industrial Projects unit, a global network of the company’s Freight Forwarding Line of Business which specializes in project cargo operations, customs clearance service, planning and execution of turnkey project solutions, coordinating complex out-of-gauge cargo transport and inland logistics.

We anticipate that the power industry will push for cleaner fuels, and renewables trends have increased needs in plant capacity”. Said Julie Shafer, Global Segment Leader – Power, Industrial Projects. “GEODIS is prepared for the challenge and has a proven track-record of successfully handling complex industrial projects of all sizes that require specialty equipment and licensing, including experience with consulting with local government agencies for these difficult moves.”

GEODIS will be exhibiting at Booth No. 3211, from 13-15 December, 2016. For further information about the event please Click Here

Power-Gen International is the largest, most respected power generation event in the world, and is the industry leader in providing comprehensive coverage of the trends, technologies and issues facing the generation sector. As part of the Power Generation Week, Power-Gen International will run concurrently with the Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America, Nuclear Power International, Coal-Gen and GenForum.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com  GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in the field in Europe and the World.  GEODIS, owned by SNCF Logistics, which in turn is a business line of the SNCF Group, is ranked as the number four logistics provider in Europe and number seven at a worldwide level. GEODIS is also listed as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant of Worldwide 3PLs. GEODIS’ reach includes a direct presence in 67 countries and a global network spanning over 120 countries. With its five Lines of Business (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport), GEODIS manages its customers’ Supply Chain by providing end to end solutions enabled by over 39,500 employees, its infrastructure, its processes and systems. In 2015, GEODIS recorded €8 billion in sales.

 

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New LNG Vessel for Petronet LNG Delivered

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd.

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd.

The Shipping Corporation Of India Ltd.

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A consortium comprising Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line), Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), and the Shipping Corporation Of India Ltd. (SCI) took delivery of a new LNG vessel on November 30, 2016, in South Korea.

The vessel, PRACHI, has a capacity of 173,000 m3 and was built to order by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. based on a long-term time charter contract with Petronet LNG Limited (PLL). A naming ceremony for the ship was held on October 18, 2016.

PLL, India’s first importer of LNG, currently brings in 7.5 million tons of LNG a year from Qatar using three LNG carriers. PRACHI is the fourth vessel for the transport of LNG to India and will be employed in the Gorgon LNG Project in Australia.

SCI has been operating and managing all the LNG tankers that are under long term charter with Petronet LNG Ltd. SCI also takes over as manager of PRACHI since delivery on November 30, 2016

The four-company consortium will make every effort for safe transportation using this advanced new vessel, which is expected to contribute to the steady supply of LNG to India as energy demand continues to grow.

Outline of PRACHI
Length overall: 294.97 meters
Breadth: 45.60 meters
Summer molded depth: 12.50 meters
Gross tonnage: 112,791 tons

Cargo tank capacity: 90,328 tons
Shipbuilder: Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.

Flag: Singapore

Outline of Charter Contract

Owner India LNG Transport Company (No. 4) Private Limited (Headquarters: Singapore), JV by “K” Line, NYK, MOL, and SCI
Charterer Petronet LNG Limited
Charter period 19 years
Vessel One new membrane-type LNG carrier (173,000 m3)
Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.
Ship management The Shipping Corporation Of India Ltd.
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GEODIS recognized once again by EcoVadis for its Corporate Social Responsibility Policy (CSR)

EcoVadis, the first collaborative platform providing assessments of the sustainable development performance of businesses, has attested GEODIS to be in the top 9% of all suppliers evaluated in recognition of the excellence of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy. As in 2015, GEODIS is rated at “Advanced” level and its CSR policy as “Gold”.  

GEODIS remains in first place in its category out of the 252 companies assessed. The Group ranks in the top 9% of the suppliers evaluated by EcoVadis, all categories included.

In the EcoVadis grading system, “Advanced” level means that GEODIS’ strategy is based on a “structured CSR approach, quantified commitments, tangible actions on all issues, detailed information on the implementation of actions, CSR reporting and performance indicators”.

The assessment reflects the extensive work carried out by GEODIS on CSR topics over several years. “Corporate Social Responsibility involves taking on board environmental, social and societal concerns on a company-wide basis in our economic activities and interactions with various stakeholders, both external (clients, service providers…) and internal (shareholder, employees…),” says Marie-Christine Lombard, Chief Executive Officer of GEODIS. “We address these various challenges through a concrete CSR policy and a systematic and structured approach as we strive to be the leading partner for our customers sustainable growth, and we are proud of being recognized as such by EcoVadis.”

The EcoVadis assessment addresses four topics – environmental, social, business ethics, and responsible purchasing – and 21 criteria.

The score attributed to GEODIS breaks down as follows:

– Environment: 80/100.

In this topic, GEODIS rates in the top 1% of the suppliers evaluated by EcoVadis. The Group’s strong points are its involvement in external initiatives (including the Global Logistics Emissions Council and the Clean Cargo Working Group), the content of its CSR report, and the quality of its CSR reporting, consistent with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)* guidelines. EcoVadis also stressed the implementation of CO2 reporting for customers, the regular renewal of the fleet and its equipment, and initiatives on reducing environmental impact (CO2, noise, waste …).

– Social: 70/100.

GEODIS ranks in the top 2% of the suppliers evaluated, in particular on the strength of the implementation of Investors in People (IIP)** certification, regular training on health and safety at work for its drivers, the results of employee satisfaction surveys, as well as special measures introduced to foster the integration of people with disabilities.

– Business ethics: 40/100.

EcoVadis highlighted the Group’s alert procedures, internal audits on the fight against corruption, and the e-learning module on the main points of business ethics.

– Responsible purchasing: 60/100.

For EcoVadis, GEODIS’ strong points are the integration of environmental and social criteria in contracts and supplier assessments.

* The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a structure of stakeholders and partners (from the world of business, audit firms, government representatives, and organizations working in human rights, the environment and labor) that creates a common framework for the drafting of sustainable development reports.

**GEODIS is committed to an official policy of certification by a recognized international standard on the management of human resources and has chosen Investors in People accreditation.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in the field in Europe and the World. GEODIS, owned by SNCF Logistics, which in turn is a business line of the SNCF Group, is ranked as the number four logistics provider in Europe and number seven at a worldwide level. GEODIS is also listed as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant of Worldwide 3PLs. GEODIS’ reach includes a direct presence in 67 countries and a global network spanning over 120 countries. With its five Lines of Business (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport), GEODIS manages its customers’ Supply Chain by providing end to end solutions enabled by over 39,500 employees, its infrastructure, its processes and systems. In 2015, GEODIS recorded €8 billion in sales.

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DACHSER Korea strengthens presence in Korean market to meet growing customer demand

DACHSER Korea has been strengthening its presence in the Korea market with recent expansions of its offices in Seoul and Busan. With a total of 54 employees at three offices including Seoul, Busan, and in addition Incheon, the international logistics service provider is continuously developing its integrated worldwide supply chain solutions.

Expanding the location in Seoul on an additional floor provides more room for the growing team. The modern facilities enable DACHSER to accommodate its broader personnel structure providing enhanced logistics processes in response to the growing demand of its customers for complex supply chain solutions.

In Busan, the DACHSER team has been constantly growing to meet customers’ needs on economically relevant trade lanes; Busan connects Asia, Europe and the Americas, serving as an important logistics center in worldwide trade.

“The new and larger offices are our answer to the extraordinary growth in this country. Staff and customers expect fast and targeted feedback, paired with extra services which go beyond the standard solution,” said Roman Mueller, Managing Director Air & Sea Logistics Korea. “The combination of our forward-thinking and innovative customer solutions, coupled with the high working pace and going the extra-mile attitude of our team, make DACHSER Korea a strong partner for Korea-based multinational companies,” he added.

With its global logistics network and integrated IT solutions, DACHSER strives to offer the world’s most intelligent combination and integration of logistical network services. Moving forward, DACHSER Korea will continue to enhance and expand services for its diverse customer base, offering not only air and sea freight services but also contract logistics and warehousing, intra-Asia services, customs clearance as well as industry-specific solutions.

 

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Transport Operators Liability in Russia Can be Extensive Warns TT Club

TT Club, the international freight and logistics insurer with over 25 years’ experience of the Russian market warns forwarders and logistics operators offering services within the region to consider their liabilities beyond just cargo protection

London & St Petersburg, 1st December, 2016

TT Club, the London-based specialist insurer with a global network, is reminding transport operators with interests in the Russian market of a five-fold liability risk profile associated with doing business in the region. TT Club’s representative partner in Russia, Panditrans underlined these risks in a presentation given at the TransBaltic industry conference in St Petersburg today.

Speaking at the conference, Panditrans Deputy Director Alexander Petrenko, highlighted that in addition to claims for loss or damage to cargo, operators could be liable for financial losses through errors and omissions, as well as third-party liabilities, and fines and duties imposed by state authorities. Furthermore, there is a range of costs arising from the consequences of any incident involving a container or CTU (cargo transport unit). Aside from this, liability to a contractual party , usually limited by applicable international and local laws and conventions, may be significantly increased depending on the circumstances of the incident, such as whether gross negligence or reckless conduct on the part of an employee or hired subcontractor.

“The level of risk for some types of incident, such as cargo theft and armed hijacking, may be higher in the region, but a lack of knowledge and experience of regulations, the law and judicial procedures are also likely to expose operators to considerable unexpected costs”, explains Paul Knighton, a Senior Underwriter with TT Club. “Operators should never consider cargo cover alone as sufficient. All carriers, truckers and forwarders need to carry out a thorough assessment of common liabilities, both local and international, when providing transport services to Russia and the FSU”.

The TT Club’s warning comes as some signs of a recovery in container trade volumes to the region are being reported. As a consequence of well-documented economic and political difficulties Russian container movements experienced an estimated 25% decline in 2015. However, a more recent recovery in the Russian economy has fuelled increases in container transport during the first half of this year. The Russian Association of Road Carriers reports a six percent year-on-year rise over the six-month period, representing two billion tonnes of freight and container traffic on rail railroads has gone up by 5.6% to 1.5 million TEU in the same period.*

While rates of growth similar to those recorded prior to the global economic downturn are unlikely, the increase in trade will encourage operators, who must once more apprise themselves of the specific liabilities involved in transporting goods in the region. “Our twenty-five year plus experience in the FSU has lead us to conclude that in practical terms the transport operator is liable for almost everything in the event of an incident”, warns Petrenko. “In order to assist the operator in understanding the complexity of the situation, we have analysed our claims history and identified four main factors which commonly impact on risk exposure”.

These four elements are:

  • The Human factor – from genuine mistakes, errors and omissions to fraud by own employees or sub-contractors;
  • The Professional Factor – poor internal procedures and lack of basic risk management policies;
  • The Juridical Factor – imperfection of applicable international and local legislation and disputable court practices;
  • The Insurance Factor – low level of insurance ‘culture’ and a shortage of insurance products specifically designed for the needs of transport operators.

TT Club and Panditrans strongly advise transport and logistics service providers operating in Russia and the FSU to carry out thorough risk management reviews to identify their possible liability exposure and to seek insurance cover that will give them assurance that the cost of such liabilities can be adequately met.

*Source: RZD

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Notes to editors:

Further detail on the factors impacting risk in the region, including specific case study examples of past incidents claims from TT Club/Panditrans archives are available on request from the contacts below.

TT Club

TT Club is the international transport and logistics industry’s leading provider of insurance and related risk management services. Established in 1968, the Club’s membership comprises ship operators, ports and terminals, road, rail and airfreight operators, logistics companies and container lessors. As a mutual insurer, the Club exists to provide its policyholders with benefits, which include specialist underwriting expertise, a world-wide office network providing claims management services, and first class risk management and loss prevention advice.

TT Club is managed by Thomas Miller

www.ttclub.com

Thomas Miller

Thomas Miller is an independent and international provider of insurance, professional and investment services.

Founded in 1885, Thomas Miller’s origins are in the provision of management services to mutual organisations, particularly in the international transport and professional indemnity sectors; where today they manage a large percentage of the foremost insurance mutuals. Thomas Miller also manages insurance facilities for all the self- employed barristers in England & Wales, as well as trustees of pension schemes, patent agents and housing associations.

Principal activities include:

  • Management services for transport and professional indemnity insurance mutuals
  • Investment management for institutions and private clients
  • Professional services
  • Managing general agents

www.thomasmiller.com

 

 

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GEODIS in the U.S. Fulfills 2.5 Million Orders Over the Holiday Shopping Period

GEODIS announced a record breaking fulfillment performance for the 2016 holiday shopping season with 2.5 million orders shipped in the U.S. over the 5-day shopping period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., USA — Across its 38M square feet, GEODIS saw an increase of 10% year over year in ecommerce orders. This increase came from growth in current and new customers and was supported by the collaboration between GEODIS’ warehouse operations and technology support teams.

“Consumer’s expectations are higher than ever when ordering goods online and it becomes more intense during the holidays” said Mike Honious, Chief Operating Officer, for the Contract Logistics Line of Business in the U.S for GEODIS. “When fulfilling orders for top retailers and e-tailers, it is imperative our operations and technology teams perform collaboratively to our peak plans to ensure we execute at the highest level.”

The National Retail Federation (NRF) forecasted this year’s holiday sales to increase 3.6%, significantly higher than the 10-year average of 2.5%. Non-store sales (online shopping) are forecasted to increase 7-10% which is driving a good portion of the overall growth.

This growth each year has led to a high demand for skilled seasonal labor, which GEODIS is dependent upon for success during peak season. “Without our employees, we would not be capable of supporting an order volume ten times our average daily volume,” said Honious. “While the collaboration between operations and our customers is extremely critical, our success would not be possible without having the right people and technology to get these orders processed and fulfilled on time.”

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in the field in Europe and the World.  GEODIS, owned by SNCF Logistics, which in turn is a business line of the SNCF Group, is ranked as the number four logistics provider in Europe and number seven at a worldwide level. GEODIS is also listed as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant of Worldwide 3PLs. GEODIS’ reach includes a direct presence in 67 countries and a global network spanning over 120 countries. With its five Lines of Business (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport), GEODIS manages its customers’ Supply Chain by providing end to end solutions enabled by over 39,500 employees, its infrastructure, its processes and systems. In 2015, GEODIS recorded €8 billion in sales.

 

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“K” Line Launches Asia Chennai Express Service (ACE)

November 30, 2016

KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. (“K” Line) is pleased to announce its enhanced containership service of Asia Chennai Express Services (ACE).

This service will have new port coverage of Korea and China to have various choice of direct service to and from Chennai, India. Competitive transit time linking South East Asia such as Singapore/Port Kelang and Chennai will stay unchanged. On top of these, “K” Line will deploy a vessel by itself on this service, which enables to offer more stable and higher quality service to customers.

“K” Line will keep responding to broad needs of customers and markets including a booming transportation demand to and from India.

Detail of the service is as follows:

【ACE】

  • Vessel Deployment:  Five (5) x 4200 TEU type vessel
  • Port Rotation:

Pusan – Qingdao – Shanghai – Shekou – Singapore – Port Kelang – Chennai – Port Kelang – Singapore – Manila – Pusan

  • Commencement Date: December 15, 2016 ETA Pusan

 

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