News Release

Friday, 15 January 2016

MOL Announces Launch of the New China/West Coast India Service (CIS)

- Enhancing Coverage of Fast Growing Ports in India -

Tokyo, January 15, 2016 - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL, President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced launch of the new China/West Coast India service (CIS).

This new service is in addition to MOL's existing Nhava Sheva Karachi Express (NKX) service which together will enhance our coverage between fast growing ports in India and China, Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

As addressed in the press release on November 20, 2015 (*1), MOL is committed to meeting various logistics needs, and increasing its group-wide recognition and brand power in India. MOL continually takes a proactive stance in meeting various customer needs and contributing to economic growth in India and around the world.

CIS Service

  • Port Rotation (Turn Around: 42 days)
    Qingdao - Shanghai - Ningbo - Shekou - Singapore - Port Kelang - Nhava Sheva (JNPCT) - Mundra - Colombo - Penang - Port Kelang - Hong Kong - Qingdao


West Bound: MV WAN HAI 507 ETA Qingdao February 27, 2016
East Bound: MV WAN HAI 507 ETA Nhava Sheva March 16, 2016

Vessel Deployment:
4,000 - 4,500 TEU container vessels, total 6 vessels (*2)

(*1) Please refer to the press release on November 20, 2015;
MOL Hosts Parties in Mumbai, Delhi to Outline Business Development Plans in India

(*2) A joint service with Wan Hai Lines Ltd. (WHL), Interasia Lines, Ltd. and Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd (PIL)

(For reference)
The existing service (Nhava Sheva Karachi Express/NKX)
Port Rotation (Turn Around: 21 days)
Port Kelang - Singapore - Nhava Sheva (GTI) - Karachi - Pipavav - Colombo - Port Kelang