NYK Line launches new joint service to Brazil
NIPPON Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) and the Brazilian carrier Flota Oceanica Brasileira are starting a conventional liner service from Japan-Far East to Manaus, Brazil.
Each carrier is deploying a semi-containership of more than 500 teus to serve Kobe, Nagoya, Yokohama, Pusan, Keelung, Hong Kong, Singapore and Manaus on a twice-monthly basis.
The transit time between Japan and Manaus is about 50 days.
NYK Line's new joint service is a direct Manaus-bound service and is not covered by the carrier's Good Hope Express service which started in January between Japan-Far East and Africa/East Coast of South America with 11 new full-container ships.
The joint service agreement between the two lines is only valid for shipments from Japan to Manaus but not for those from Manaus to Japan, which are to be served by each carrier on its own.
NYK Line will also start a feeder service linking Shekou Container Terminal in southern China and Modern Terminals at Kwai Chung on April 28.