News Release

Monday, 18 May 2015

MOL launches joint services between Asia and East Coast South America

- For improved efficiency and wider connectivity -

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) today announced the launch of new joint services with Maersk Line (ML) and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) between the major trading hub of Asia and key ports in East coast of South America.


MOL’s existing service ‘CSW’ will be upgraded into 2 strategic services to be jointly operated by the 3 shipping lines for improved product efficiency, wider connectivity with our existing network over the key transshipment ports and more direct port coverage in Asia and East coast of South America.


Port coverage of the new joint services will be as follows:


ML and MSC will each operate 6 ships on ‘SW2’. MOL will operate 10 ships on ‘CSW’. The new joint services are expected to start with the first vessel departure from Asia during the first week of July, 2015.


* Port rotation is subject to change.

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