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OOCL launches competitive China New Zealand Service (CNS) in November, improving supply chain management in North-South trades

Following the announcement on the new joint service to the market dated on August 22, Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is pleased to announce further details of the service branded as the China New Zealand service (CNS).

In cooperation with CMA CGM S.A. (CMA CGM), China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) and Pacific International Lines (PIL), the new service will commence from Shanghai on November 06, offering customers direct, reliable, and competitive services that will help improve supply chain management efficiency and productivity with our comprehensive southbound and northbound network connections.

Covering major markets in China and New Zealand, the CNS offers weekly sailings and a turn-around in 49 days which includes competitive transit times from Shanghai and Chiwan to Auckland within 22 and 18 days respectively, from Tauranga to Hong Kong within 13 days and  from Chiwan and Shanghai to Brisbane within 12 and 17 days respectively. The first northbound sailing will begin from Port Chalmers on December 02.

The CNS port rotation is as follows: Shanghai / Ningbo / Chiwan / Kaohsiung / Brisbane / Auckland / Port Chalmers / Lyttelton / Napier / Tauranga / Hong Kong / Shekou (seasonal call) / Keelung / Shanghai.