The company’s previous service for this area, the Phoenix Service, will be renamed the Phoenix 1 Service, and a new Phoenix 2 Service will be added to provide a more stable transportation network, NYK said.
The new service will be independently operated by NYK using three 2,700 TEU containerships in the latter part of March.
As a result, the move is expected to cut transit time between Kobe and Laem Chabang to only six days, which is the fastest in the market, as explained by NYK.
The Phoenix 2 service is set to start on March 28th with the departure of N/B Daniela from Laem Chabang. The service will comprise of a round trip from Tokyo with port calls at Yokohama, Shimizu, Nagoya, Kobe, Laem Chabang and Ho Chi Minh before returning to Tokyo again.
The Phoenix 1 service is set to be launched on March 29th with the departure of N/B Cape Ferrol from Bangkok. NYK said that three 1,400 TEU containerships will be assigned to this service.
The 21 day round-weekly service will include calls at Osaka, Kobe, Tokyo, Yokohama, Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Laem Chabang and Ho Chi Minh.