Hyundai Merchant Marine is to stretch the duration of its Korea – Middle East Gulf ‘KMS’ service by one week. At the end of August, the round trip time will increase from 42 to 49 days.
A seventh vessel, the 6,350 teu HYUNDAI NEW YORK, will be deployed to the service in order to maintain a weekly frequency along the following port rotation:
Jebel Ali, Karachi, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kwangyang, Busan, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Yantian (Shenzhen), Hong Kong, Singapore, Port Kelang, Jebel Ali.
The ‘KMS’ was one of the last services calling Iran, until Hyundai decided to drop the Bandar Abbas call as of mid-June. It is a Hyundai standalone operation with Emirates Shipping Lines, Evergreen, MOL and NYK as slot partners.