From this month NYK Line is expanding its ro-ro service to and from the US East Coast port of Jacksonville (Jaxport), increasing sailings to the Middle East to three per month and offering wider connections to Asia.

The newly expanded service now offers connections to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia, as well China and Taiwan via Japan. The company’s ro-ro division, NYK RoRo, is accepting all types of ro-ro cargo for the new service.

The service also provides for mafi trailers to selected destinations.

“We are pleased to further grow our partnership with NYK RoRo and provide more options to the industry,” said Roy Schleicher, Jaxport’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “NYK’s additional service and sailings are the direct result of our shared reputation for excellence in vehicle-handling and customer care.”

The port of Jacksonville is the fourth largest North American port for finished vehicle handling, and third largest for exports.

Vehicles are handled via the Blount Island Marine Terminal, one of the largest vehicle terminals in the US and, along with major road links the terminal is served with a direct rail link by CSX.