CMA CGM reshuffle of Asia-US east coast loops means weekly three departures

2012 02 29


FRENCH shipping line CMA CGM says it is revising its services on the Asia-US east coast trade.

"The strengthening of our Asia/USEC loops means three departures a week and a wider geographical coverage. These are two major steps to better serve our customers and improve their logistic supply chain," said a company statement.

It said in a statement that with effect from March 28 the network will be covered by the following loops, as follows:

The PEX 3, Asia-US Gulf Coast service will be operated by the carrier with 11 vessels of 5,500 TEU. The port rotation is Xiamen, Hong Kong, Shenzhen-Chiwan, Shanghai, Busan, Punta Manzanillo, Houston, Mobile, Miami, Jacksonville and back to Xiamen.

The Manhattan Bridge, another Asia-US east coast service will be operated by China Shipping, Evergreen and UASC with nine 4,000-TEU ships.

The port rotation is Shanghai, Xiamen, Shenzhen-Yantian, Hong Kong, New York, Norfolk, Savannah and back to Shanghai.

It said the Columbus Suez service that connects Asia to the US east and west coasts remains unchanged. CMA CGM and Maersk Line operate this service jointly with 16 vessels of 8,100 TEU.

The port rotation is Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Shenzhen-Yantian, Tanjung Pelapas, Suez Canal, New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Suez Canal, Tanjung Pelapas, Hong Kong, Shenzhen-Yantian, Shanghai, Busan, Seattle, Vancouver, Yokohama and back to Shanghai.

Source Shipping Gazette - Daily Shipping News
 

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