News Release

Thursday, 08 May 2014

MOL’s ACW Service to Begin Calling the U.S. East Coast

May 8, 2014 – Lombard, ILMOL (America) Inc. is pleased to announce that the America’s Coast West (ACW) service will begin direct coverage between the West Coast South America and the United States East Coast. The new port rotation will begin by departing New York on May 8, 2014. Customers will enjoy the following benefits:


  • Direct coverage between the West Coast South America and the United States East Coast. (No transshipment will be needed)
  • Wide variety of line-haul connections available via Balboa, Manzanillo and Jacksonville to U.S. West Coast, U.S. East Coast and Europe
  • Very competitive transit times (including Valparaiso to New York in 18 days) especially beneficial for perishable cargoes and an increased focus on vessel on-time performance
  • Six vessels in the service (MOL operates three) resulting in additional dry and refrigerated cargo capacity


Please refer to the attached service profile for a route map and scheduled transit times.

The new ACW port rotation is:


New York (Mon/Tue) – Charleston (Thu/Thu) – Miami (Sat/Sat) – Cartagena (Wed/Wed) – Manzanillo (Fri/Fri) - Balboa, Panama (Sat/Sun) – Buenaventura (Mon/Mon) – Callao (Sat/Sat) – Valparaiso (Wed/Thu) – Callao (Sun/Mon) – Buenaventura (Fri/Fri) – Balboa, Panama (Sun/Sun) – Manzanillo (Mon/Tue) – Jacksonville (Fri/Sat) – New York (Mon/Tue)


The following table highlights some of the key transit times (# of days) from the West Coast South America to the United States East Coast:








New York
















Southbound:    From “APL Indonesia”, departing New York on May 8, 2014

Northbound:    From “Gabriel Schulte”, departing Valparaiso on May 15, 2014


About MOL

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has the world’s largest ocean shipping fleet. Backed by experience and technologies developed over 130 years, MOL moves today’s global economy. MOL operates specialized bulk carriers for iron ore, coal, and woodchips; tankers that transport crude oil and LNG; car carriers; cruise ships; ferries and coastal liners; and containerships that deliver a variety of finished products as part of the largest and most diverse global network of liner and logistics services. MOL (America) Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MOL.


For more information, please contact:

Timothy Pajak, Corporate Communications Specialist
MOL (America) Inc.
Tel: 1-630-812-3844
/ Fax: 1-630-812-6443   Email: