News Release

Thursday, 16 February 2017

MOL Restructures Japan-Thailand/Philippines Network

MOL Liner Ltd. today announced the restructuring of its Japan-Thailand/Philippines network.


A new East Japan-Thailand/Philippines service (CBE), connecting Japan and Korea to Thailand and the Philippines, will add a new port of call in Hakata. This new service is operated by MOL with three vessels. The first sailing will commence in April 2017.


A new Japan-Taiwan-Manila service (JTM), connecting Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines, is jointly operated by “K” Line with one vessel and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) with two vessels. This new service will commence in April 2017.


In addition, a new Japan-Hong Kong-Thailand-China service (KT2), covering Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand and South China, is operated by Orient Overseas Container Line

(OOCL) with three vessels. The new service will commence in April 2017.


With the launch of the new services, MOL will continue to provide customers with an enhanced product, including faster transit times, wider connectivity with MOL’s existing network over the key transshipment ports and more direct port coverage in Japan and Thailand/Philippines.

The port rotation of CBE service (Turn Around: 21 days)

Tokyo – Yokohama – Shimizu – Yokkaichi – Nagoya – Hakata – Busan – Laem Chabang –Manila (N) – Tokyo

The port rotation of JTM service (Turn Around: 21 days)

Osaka – Yokkaichi – Nagoya – Shimizu – Tokyo – Yokohama – Kobe – Kaohsiung – Manila – Kaohsiung – Osaka

The port rotation of KT2 service (Turn Around: 21 days)

Osaka – Kobe – Tokyo – Yokohama – Nagoya – Hong Kong – Laem Chabang – Shekou – Hong Kong – Xiamen – Osaka 

For further information, please contact:

Toshihiko Sato
Assistant Vice President, Network Planning
MOL Liner Ltd.
Tel: 852-2823-8081


Timothy Pajak

Director, Global Marketing and Communications

MOL Liner Ltd.

Tel: 1-630-812-3844