Hapag-Lloyd Adds North Europe-USEC Service

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 19, 2015

Image: Hapag-Lloyd

Image: Hapag-Lloyd

 Hapag-Lloyd will open a new weekly service between North Europe and the US East Coast, the company said in its press release.  

The new route – to be christened AX4 – will see a weekly run from the ports of Bremerhaven, Rotterdam and Le Havre to Savannah and New York.
The new service will complement German container line  Hapag-Lloyd’s existing Atlantic network.
The AX4 will have the following rotation: Bremerhaven (Germany) – Rotterdam (the Netherlands) – Le Havre (France) – Savannah (USA) – New York (USA) – Bremerhaven.  
Transits between north European ports and New York are between 13 and 16 days.
The 2,510 TEU MV Ulysses will be the first ship to sail within AX4, departing from ETC Bremerhaven on April 28.
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