Effective from 4 September 2011, Hamburg Süd will expand its coverage of West Coast Central America by joining APL in a two loop service concept (WECA).
- String 1 (WCX – WECA1) will deploy three vessels of 1.300 TEU nominal capacity and has the following port rotation: Balboa – Puerto Quetzal – Lazaro Cardenas – La Union – Puerto Caldera – Balboa – Paita – Guayaquil – Balboa. Hamburg Süd will be providing one vessel.
- String 2 (MCX – WECA2) will deploy one vessel of 1.100 TEU nominal capacity and has the following port rotation: Lazaro Cardenas – Acajutla - Puerto Quetzal – Lazaro Cardenas.
The new service allows for a more comprehensive coverage connecting the growing market of West Coast Central America to the Hamburg Süd network. Likewise are additional possibilities opened through the connection of Paita, Guayaquil and Balboa.