ONE, Hapag-Lloyd Partner for Feeder Services
Japan's Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Germany's Hapag-Lloyd have agreed to share space on their feeder services.
As the first step, the cooperation will cover specific Intra-Europe (BAX, NBS, NPX, REX, SDX, ADX, LEX) and Intra-Asia (BHX, HAS, PID) feeder trade lanes. The carriers have already ushered in a new Intra-Asia service, the Bohai Feeder (BHX) in August and will further introduce a new Intra-Europe service, the North Sea Poland Express (NPX), in mid-October to further enhance their existing feeder network.
The companies intend to further expand the collaboration into other key areas later on.
Jeremy Nixon, CEO of Ocean Network Express, said, “This new cooperation is another strong footnote to the existing bilateral partnership. We are convinced that together with Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express will continue to enrich our feeder network portfolio and provide more premium feeder service to our respective customers. Looking ahead, we are confident that the scope of this cooperation will be further broadened.”
Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd, said, “This new cooperation strengthens Hapag-Lloyd’s and Ocean Network Express’s footprints in Europe as well as expands both companies’ service portfolios in Asia. With this new cooperation we are able to offer our customers worldwide a far better and consistent feeder network.”
ONE and Hapag-Lloyd also operate together within THE Alliance and cooperate on their Latin America, Africa and Indian Subcontinent trades.