MOL to launch new Asia-U.S. East Coast service
May 11, 2012
Japanese line MOL announced a new service to expedite cargo moving from major Asian ports to key destinations on the US East Coast, via the Suez Canal.
From June 2, the SVS (South China/Vietnam-US East Coast) service will be jointly operated by MOL and Evergreen. MOL will provide nine ships and Evergreen one ship, with the capacity range of 4,500-5,600 TEU per ship.
The introduction of the new service will enable MOL to offer direct connections from Vietnam/South China/Singapore to the US East Coast, including Jacksonville, with competitive transit times and reliable on-time performance.
The SVS will be the only Asia to US East Coast service with Norfolk as the first call.
The voyage will commence with MOL Partner departing from Hong Kong on June 3.
The port rotation of the service is: Hong Kong, Yantian, Singapore, Algeciras, Norfolk, Savannah, Jacksonville, Charleston, Algeciras, Singapore, Cai Mep, Hong Kong.