Ocean Three Alliance optimize Asia-Europe routes

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

September 7, 2015

Photo: CMA CGM

Photo: CMA CGM

 CMA CGM and Ocean Three partners  announced optimization on Asia-Europe routes, which aims to reduce capacity and to improve the rates efficiency. 

The Ocean Three Alliance have decided to harmonize FAL2 and FAL3 in order to adapt to the current market situation between Asia and Europe. They will offer a new optimized rotation. 
Instead of two services FAL2 and FAL3 will be launched service FAL23, adding the ports of call in Cai Mep Deep Sea Terminal (Vietnam), Felixstowe (UK) and Chiwan (China). 
The route will employ 12 vessels with capacity in range 12,000-15,000 TEU. The first voyage from the new service will be made by CMA CGM La Perouse starting from Antwerp on September 28.
The routes optimization was approved by the three members of the alliance – CMA CGM, CSCL and UASH.
A new import call at Chiwan Starting October 13th in Asia, twelve 12,000 to 15,000 TEUs vessels will follow the new rotation: Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian, Cai Mep, Port Kelang, Le Havre, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Hamburg, Felixstowe, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Jeddah, Port Kelang, Chiwan, Shanghai. 
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