Weekly express to Yokohama
MAERSK Line will start a direct weekly express service between Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Thailand on May 17.
The first of the three vessels on the service will depart from Yokohama.
The port rotation will be Yokohama, Kobe, Keelung, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Laem Chabang, Kaohsiung, Keelung, Yokohama.
The company said the new service would offer the fastest transit times in all corridors.
The ships will use Maersk's own terminals in Kaohsiung, Yokohama and Kobe.
Meanwhile, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) plans regular calls at Laem Chabang by the end of this month.
The company operates a joint service on the Japan-Thailand route with Unithai Line.
The weekly, fixed-day service is operated on a 28-day turnaround using four ships.
Ports of call are Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kobe, Moji, Bangkok and Tokyo.
Laem Chabang is served via transshipments at Singapore to a service operated by Regional Container Lines.