Wan Hai Lines is about to boost its Straits – Japan ‘New Super 3’ service with the addition of four ports and the deployment of an additional vessel to maintain to weekly frequency of the service, despite the extended turnaround time.
Sailing from Tokyo on 23 July, the 2,646 teu WAN HAI 313 will make inaugural calls at Osaka on 27 July, Keelung on 30 July, Pasir Gudang on 8 August and Singapore on 11 August.
The expanded rotation reads: Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, Keelung, Hong Kong, Shekou (Shenzhen), Port Kelang, Pasir Gudang, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo.
The service will deploy four sisters of the ‘Wan Hai 310’ series.
In parallel, Wan Hai will also modify its Japan – Taiwan – Indonesia ‘JTS’ service with the removal of the Pasir Gudang call (last to be visited on 2 August) and the addition of a Taichung call (first to be visited on 15 August).
The addition of Pasir Gudang to the ‘NS3’ will thus allow the carrier to maintain the unique link between the Malaysian port and Japan.