CMA CGM Launches Three New Joint Services, Restructures Routes
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Photo: CMA CGM

In view of continuous challenging trading conditions effective from July 2013 CMA CGM, Maersk Line, Hamburg Süd, CSAV, China Shipping Container Lines and Hanjin will restructure their services between the Far East and South America East Coast by launching three new joint services.

The three new services will replace the following four services:

-ASAS 2/NGX 2/SEAS 2/ASAX 2: Currently operated by Maersk Line, Hamburg Süd, CSAV, CMA CGM and China Shipping Container Lines.
-SEAS 1/ASAX 1: Currently operated by CSAV, CMA CGM and China Shipping Container Lines.
-ASAS 1/NGX 1: Currently operated by Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd.
-ALX/ASE: Formerly operated by Hanjin, CCNI, Hapag-Lloyd and ZIM lines.

The new services will offer full coverage of the markets covered by existing services; improved transit times in a number of corridors; three weekly departures from Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong and Singapore to Santos and Itapoa; and improved coverage of East Coast South America to South Africa with two weekly departures and direct coverage of River Plate to South Africa.

SEAS 1 - Will be operated with 11 x 8000 TEU vessels with the following rotation:

Busan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Yantian – Hong Kong – Tanjung Pelepas – Singapore – Sepetiba – Santos – Itapoa – Itajai – Paranagua – Santos (EB) – Sepetiba (EB) – Coega – Singapore – Hong Kong – Busan

SEAS 2 – Will be operated with 12 x 8000 TEU vessels with the following rotation:

Shanghai – Ningbo – Hong Kong – Chiwan – Singapore – Port Kelang – Santos – Paranagua – Buenos Aires – Montevideo – Rio Grande – Itapoa – Santos – Durban – Port Kelang – Singapore – Hong Kong – Shanghai

SEAS 3 – Will be operated with 10 x 8000 TEU vessels with the following rotation:

Shanghai – Ningbo – Yantian – Chiwan – Singapore – Santos – Itapoa – Singapore – Hong Kong – Shanghai

The new services allow for a more cost efficient and flexible network adjusted to the current trading environment and reflects current market demand in the Far East to East Coast South America trade.

Additionally, CCNI and Hapag-Lloyd will join the services.

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