The first departure left the port of Bremerhaven, Germany, on May 19 before calling at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge. Cargo from Spain is also being taken on-board by NYK through several regular port calls in Barcelona, Sagunto and Vigo.
NYK is then shipping the cars to South America, calling at Rio de Janeiro and Santos (Brazil), Zarate (Argentina), Iquique and San Antonio (Chile), and Callao (Peru).
The service is being marketed by Noatum Maritime subsidiary, Combalia.
"This new NYK ro-ro direct service to South America shows the shipping company's commitment to the Iberian market and opens new business opportunities by offering a direct service with very competitive transit times," said Albert Pallares, director-general of Combalia Noatum Maritime.