MISC Expands Intra-Asia Service With A New Service Loop
21 January 2010

MISC Berhad is pleased to announce that it is launching a new service to compliment its current Halal Express Service (HE1 and HE2). The Malaysia East Asia Service – (MES) will directly connect the Far East ports to Ho Chi Minh and the South East Asia region. The service, which will commence on 26 January 2009 with an inaugural voyage starting from Yokohama, will meet the growing demand for the carriage of cargoes within the Intra‐Asia region.

The Malaysia East Asia Service – will serve the following port rotation:
Yokohama, Nagoya, Shanghai, Kaohsiung, Shekou, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Tanjung Pelepas, Jakarta, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and back to Yokohama.

With the new loop, MISC offers the fastest transit from Japan, China and Taiwan to Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta. This service will also offer a direct call from Ho Chi Minh City back to Yokohama, Nagoya, Shanghai and Kaohsiung. In addition, MES serves to connect Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City to other MISC services plying to Middle East, India Subcontinent, Australia and New Zealand at Singapore and Tanjung Pelepas.

A total of 5 x 1,200‐1,700 TEU vessels equipped with a minimum of 200 plugs per vessel are allocated for the new service that will present a greater opportunity for MISC in the growing reefer market within the Asia region.

In line with the launch of Malaysia East Asia Service (MES) and our focus to improve services to customers, the Halal Express Service 2 (HE2) port rotation has been restructured to be as follows:
Qingdao, Pusan, Shanghai, Xiamen , Singapore ,Port Klang , Colombo, Nhava Sheva, Jebel Ali, Dammam ,Karachi, Port Klang , Singapore and back to Qingdao.

This change will commence from Bunga Raya Enam (BR6) V.104W eta Qingdao on 28th January 2010.

With extensive agency coverage, MISC is well positioned to meet the current and growing needs of its customers’. To know more about the new service, customers are welcomed to contact our MISC agencies in their respective countries.