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Frontier Ambition, a bulk carrier operated by NYK, rescued a yachtsman in distress in the Strait of Magellan on February 18.

While Frontier Ambition was sailing from Rizhao, China, to Otway, Chile, the vessel received a request from the MRCC* Punta Arenas to assist a yachtsman who had become stranded due to bad weather. The rescued yachtsman was delivered in good health from Frontier Ambition to the Chilean coast guard on February 20th.

The yachtsman offered his gratitude to the vessel and a letter of appreciation was received from the maritime authority.

 

* MRCC

Maritime Rescue Coordination Center

 

About Frontier Ambition

Captain: Bag Jongwan

Flag: Panama

Crew: 21 seafarers (Korean, Myanmar)

Gross Tonnage: 90,092 tons

Type of Vessel: bulk carrier

Shipowner: Orchard Maritime (Panama) S.A.

Port rotations of 32 services finalized / First contingency mechanism of an alliance in case of financial distress of a partner / More safety for customers’ cargo

THE Alliance announced its final product after all needed preparations have been finalized. The product starting from April 2017 features fast transit times, a comprehensive port coverage and deployment of modern and most efficient ships. This is a result of the “best ship for the loop principle” and a dedicated shuttle service design. More than 240 ships will be deployed in 32 services connecting over 75 major ports throughout Asia, North Europe, the Mediterranean, North America, Indian subcontinent and the Middle East with a wide range of direct port-port-connections.

The final port rotations of the total 32 services will be as follows:

 

Asia - North Europe

 

FE 1:

Kobe – Nagoya – Shimizu – Tokyo – Singapore – Jeddah – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Southampton – Le Havre – Singapore – Kobe

 

FE 2:

Xingang – Dalian – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Hong Kong – Yantian – Singapore – Tangier – Southampton – Hamburg – Rotterdam – Le Havre – Tangier – Jebel Ali –

Hong Kong – Qingdao – Xingang

 

FE 3:

Hong Kong – Xiamen – Kaohsiung – Yantian – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – London Gateway – Piraeus – Singapore – Hong Kong

 

FE 4:

Pusan – Ningbo – Shanghai – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Southampton – Shekou – Yantian – Pusan

 

FE 5:

Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Singapore – Colombo – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – London Gateway – Jeddah – Colombo – Singapore – Laem Chabang

 

Asia - the Mediterranean

 

MD 1:

Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Yantian – Singapore – Damietta – Barcelona – Valencia – Fos – Genoa – Damietta – Singapore – Shekou – Qingdao

 

MD 2:

Pusan – Ningbo – Shanghai – Kaohsiung – Yantian – Singapore – Jeddah –Genoa –

La Spezia – Barcelona – Valencia – Singapore – Hong Kong – Pusan

 

MD 3:

Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Yantian – Singapore – Jeddah – Ashdod – Piraeus – Istanbul (Ambarli) – Izmir/Aliaga – Mersin – Jeddah – Singapore – Kaohsiung – Pusan

  

Asia - the Middle East

 

AGX:

Pusan – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Jebel Ali – Dammam – Jubail – Abu Dhabi – Port Kelang – Singapore – Ningbo – Pusan

 

Trans Pacific – West Coast

 

PN 1:

Qingdao – Shanghai – Nagoya – Tokyo – Tacoma – Vancouver – Tokyo – Nagoya – Kobe – Qingdao

 

PN 2:

Singapore – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Kaohsiung – Yantian – Tacoma – Vancouver – Tokyo – Kobe – Kaohsiung – Singapore

 

PN 3:

Hong Kong – Yantian – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Vancouver – Seattle – Pusan –

Hong Kong

 

PS 1:

Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – Sendai – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo – Nagoya – Kobe

 

PS 2:

Kobe – Nagoya – Shimizu – Tokyo – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland –Tokyo – Kobe

 

PS 3:

Singapore – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Hong Kong – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo – Hong Kong – Singapore

 

PS 4:

Hong Kong – Yantian – Kaohsiung – Keelung – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Keelung – Kaohsiung – Da Chan Bay – Hong Kong

 

PS 5:

Shanghai – Ningbo – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Shanghai

 

PS 6:

Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Pusan – Qingdao

 

PS 7:

Xiamen – Hong Kong – Yantian – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Xiamen

 

PS 8:

Dalian – Xingang – Qingdao – Pusan – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Pusan – Kwangyang – Dalian

 

Trans Pacific – East Coast (via Panama and Suez)

 

EC 1:

Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Tokyo – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – Savannah – Jacksonville – Charleston – Norfolk – Miami (seasonal) – Manzanillo – (Panama Canal) – Balboa – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo – Kobe – Ningbo

 

EC 2:

Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – (Panama Canal) – New York – Boston – Wilmington – Savannah – (Panama Canal) – Pusan – Qingdao

 

EC 3:

Kaohsiung – Xiamen – Hong Kong – Yantian – Shanghai – (Panama Canal) – Savannah – Norfolk – (Panama Canal) – Balboa – Pusan – Kaohsiung

 

EC 4:

Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – Yantian – Cai Mep – Singapore – (Suez Canal) – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Jacksonville – Charleston – (Suez Canal) – Singapore – Kaohsiung

 

EC 5:

Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Singapore – Colombo – (Suez Canal) – Halifax – New York – Savannah – Norfolk – Halifax – (Suez Canal) – Jebel Ali – Singapore – Laem Chabang

 

Trans Atlantic

 

AL 1:

Bremerhaven – Antwerp – London Gateway – Norfolk – Philadelphia – New York – Halifax – Bremerhaven

 

AL 2:

London Gateway – Le Havre – Rotterdam – Bremerhaven – New York – Charleston – London Gateway

 

AL 3:

Antwerp – Bremerhaven – Southampton – Charleston – Savannah – Port Everglades – Houston – Savannah – Norfolk – Antwerp

 

 

AL 4:

Southampton – Antwerp – Bremerhaven – Le Havre – Veracruz – Altamira – Houston –

New Orleans – Mobile – Southampton

 

AL 5:

Southampton – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – Savannah – Cartagena – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Seattle/Tacoma – Vancouver – Oakland –

Los Angeles/Long Beach – Balboa – Cartagena – Caucedo – Savannah – Southampton

 

AL 6:

Salerno – Livorno – La Spezia – Genoa – Fos – Halifax – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Salerno

 

AL 7:

Barcelona – Tarragona – Valencia – Algeciras – Halifax – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Valencia – Tarragona – Barcelona

  

Through this robust network, THE Alliance will offer a superior, reliable, efficient, and wide ranging product suite to shippers in the East/West lanes. The partners of THE Alliance will keep monitoring customers’ demand and will react to markets if needed.

 

Furthermore, the members of THE Alliance announced a new and unique contingency plan in the unlikely event a member of THE Alliance suffers a bankruptcy. The five member lines will establish an independent trustee to manage funds to be used in the case there is insolvency within the group. It is envisioned that the fund will be used to continue alliance operations in the event of insolvency of one or more member lines. The independent trust fund shall safeguard that customers’ cargo on board of the affected members’ ships will be carried to the port of destination. Customers’ reaction to the incident last summer showed a clear demand for such a safety net and the partners of THE Alliance are proud to present the first contingency plan of its kind in liner shipping.

NYK Cruises Co. Ltd. (head office: Yokohama; president: Hiroshi Hattori) has announced the schedule for the WORLD CRUISE 2018 aboard Asuka II. This will be the 22nd world cruise* to have been offered by Asuka II or its predecessor Asuka since 1996.

The 2018 voyage will be a 102-day cruise departing from Yokohama, Japan, on March 25, 2018, crossing the northern hemisphere, and making stops in or sailing through Asia, the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean, Europe, the Atlantic, North America, the Panama Canal, and the Pacific. The cruise will include a private tour of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and guests will also have the option of a private tour of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. In Lisbon, Portugal, a tour option will include a private dinner at the Hieronymites Monastery. **

Eight ports will be first-time stops for Asuka II: Civitavecchia, Italy; Valencia, Spain; Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory; Bilbao, Spain; Hamburg, Germany; Halifax, Canada; Saint John, Canada; and Baltimore, U.S.

Last year, NYK marked the 25th year of service by the Asuka cruise brand. The NYK Group will continue its efforts to provide high quality cruise products that meet the passions of its customers.

* The 22 world cruises include two cruises to South America and the Antarctic.

** The cruise fare does not include the shore excursions to the Sistine Chapel and Hieronymites Monastery. The number of guests for those events will be limited.

Asuka II

Gross Tonnage: 50,142 GT

Sea speed: 21 KT

Passengers: 872

Crew: 470

Cabins: 436 (All oceanview cabins)

 

NYK Cruises Co. Ltd. website: http://www.asukacruise.co.jp/english/