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Yang Ming Line donated free ocean transportation for tsunami relief goods to S.E. Asia and Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Responding to the largest undersea earthquake in 40 years and the ensuing Tsunami, Yang Ming Line of Taiwan has offered its immediate assistance to all international rescue and charitable organizations approved by the governments of the disaster areas. YML’s extensive worldwide liner services will provide ocean transportation—free of freight charges--for Tsunami relief goods packed in ocean containers which will be transported from Yang Ming’s global calling ports to stricken South East Asian ports.

From its worldwide ports-of-call, YML has offered to provide free port-to-port ocean transportation (not including surcharges such as THC, feeder, etc.) for twenty-five (25) 40-foot containers or fifty (50) 20-foot containers total per week over at least a one month period from/to the following ports: USA ports-of-call will be New York, , Wilmington, NC, Savannah, GA, Los Angeles/Long Beach, and Oakland, CA. The ports-of-call in Asia will be Jakarta and Surabaya (Indonesia), Bangkok and Laem Chabang (Thailand), Singapore, Port Kelang (Malaysia), and Colombo (Sri Lanka). Yang Ming will extend this free service if need be. Several of YML’s service strings already transport to these areas, such as the PSW1, PSW2, AW3, and TA1 services.

Yang Ming Line’s availability has been registered with the Center for International Disaster Information in Arlington, VA. For most updated shipping schedules and additional information please visit YML’s website at: www.yml.com.tw.

Yang Ming Line has assigned senior staff capable of facilitating the relief effort in each of its worldwide facilities. Project coordinators in its North American Headquarters in New Jerey are listed below:

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TRAFFIC/BOOKING ELLEN WANG ELLENWANG@YMLUSA.COM 201-420-5844 MAIN

OSCAR LIOW OSCARLIOW@YMLUSA.COM 201-420-5880 BACK-UP
DOCUMENTATION ALFONSO DIZON ALFONSODIZON@YMLUSA.COM 201-420-5840 MAIN

WAYNE ONG WAYNEONG@YMLUSA.COM 201-420-5841 BACK-UP