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April 08, 2008

MOL Offers New West Mediterranean Service

Tokyo, April 8th, 2008 - The New World Alliance (TNWA) carriers - APL, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) - and CMA CGM have announced a new joint West Mediterranean (MED) service starting from April 26th, 2008.

The new service offers shippers access and fast transit times to the growing Middle East and Mediterranean regions.

Eight vessels will be deployed on the service. TNWA will operate six vessels while CMA CGM will operate two vessels. Capacity for these eight ships will be between 4,000 and 4,500 TEU.

Port rotation for the MED service is: Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Chiwan, Singapore, Port Kelang, Damietta, Genoa, Barcelona, Fos, Damietta, Jeddah, Port Kelang, Singapore, Chiwan and Shanghai.

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About the New World Alliance

TNWA member lines APL, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), serve more than 40 ports using in excess of 100 containerships in the major East-West container trades.

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