Wan Hai Lines announced on Friday (Mar08) the enhancement of its Japan service coverage. With effect from early April 2019, the company shall upgrade its existing New Super 1 service and also extend one of its existing Japan Kanto service to cover Malaysia.

Wan Hai Lines To Enhance Japan To Straits Services Coverage
Caption: Containership WAN HAI 163 - Image courtesy of Eric Hu

1. Upgrade existing New Super 1 service(NS1) to Panamax vessel size.

The service will maintain 4 vessel deployment with WHL deploying 2 x 4250-TEU vessels, while IAL and OOCL deploy 1 vessel each. The service adjustment is expected to take effect on 11th April, eta Hong Kong.

The service rotation covers : OsakaKobeNagoyaYokohamaTokyoHong KongSingaporePort KlangHochiminh (Cai Mep) – Shekou – Hong Kong – Osaka.

2.Extend existing Japan Kanto service to Straits: New Super 5 service (NS5)

Wan Hai Lines existing Japan-China-Vietnam service(JCV2) will be restructured to call Malaysia. The service shall be operated with 4 vessels in 1700-TEU nominal size. WHL shall deploy 3 vessels and IAL 1 vessel.

The change will take place WEF 1st April 2019 and its service rotation covers:

Tokyo – Yokohama – Chiba – Keelung – Taichung – Hong Kong – Hochiminh (Cat Lai) – Port Klang – Penang – Hong Kong – Shekou – Tokyo. 

These service enhancements not only help to complement Wan Hai Lines’ existing Japan to Straits services but also give it a more comprehensive coverage by integrating a series of NS1, NS2, NS3 and NS5 services. The company thus strongly believes customers will be better served and further benefited from the above enhanced services.

Source: Wan Hai Lines