MOL is to integrate its current two service loops -‘WL1’ and ‘WL2’ – into a new single ‘WL1’ service, whilst ‘K’ Line is to temporarily suspend the second loop of its ‘New Andes’ service for about six months from February. During this period ‘K’ Line will maintain two sailings a week with its first New Andes loop and CEX service, operated by CCNI and Hamburg Süd.
In order to ensure continued coverage of the ports previously served by the WL2 loop, the MOL new single service will add a call at Callao, Peru. Import/export cargoes for Buenaventura, Colombia and Guayaquil, Ecuador will be served via Panama, using MOL’s existing Ecuador Express (ECX) service.
The new WL1 service port rotation will be Keelung, Hong Kong, Chiwan, Xiamen, Shanghai, Pusan, Manzanillo (Mexico), Callao, Iquique, Valparaiso, Lirquen, Yokohama, Keelung. It will come into effect with the departure of the ‘Helene S’ from Keelung on 5 February, with the last sailing of the WL2 service being the departure of the ‘Ocean Prosper’ from Xiamen on 2 February.