The Japanese carrier NYK is taking slots on two North Asia – Indonesia services, with immediate effect, to expand its coverage in the region.
The service henceforth marketed as ‘NIS’ by NYK, is the brand new China-Korea-Indoneasia loop ‘CKI’, jointly operated by Hanjin, KMTC and TS Lines, with 2,500 to 2,900 vessels. It has a fixed-day four-week rotation, calling at: Qingdao, Inchon, Busan, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shekou, Singapore, Jakarta, Shekou, Hong Kong and Qingdao.
The ‘NIS2’, to use the NYK name, is the China-Indonesia loop operated by CMA CGM and its intra-Asia specialist subsidiary Cheng Lie Navigation (CNC), with four 3,500 vessels. The loop also trades on a four-week rotation and it calls at: Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Surabaya, Manila, Hong Kong and Qingdao.
These two ‘new’ Qingdao-based services complement NYK’s existing coverage of Indonesia, which so far focused on Japan:
Japan was connected with the newly reshuffled ‘Pegasus 1’ and ‘Pegasus 2’ services. NYK now connects China, and Korea, to Jakarta. This is also the first connection to Surabaya beyond Singapore feeders.