MSC Introduce 'Lone Star Express' and 'Amberjack' to the Transpacific Trade

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 1, 2016

Photo: Mediterranean Shipping Company

Photo: Mediterranean Shipping Company

 Swiss headquartered Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced two new services alled the ‘Lone Star Express’ which will operate between Asia and the US Gulf. 

 
This new service will become a new Gateway to/from the US Gulf in anticipation of increased demand. 
 
At the same time, MSC’s Everglades service will be renamed ‘Amberjack’ and restructured to include a call to New York, this change ensures both services will operate at optimum efficiency.  
 
All changes will be in effect from the first week of May 2016 (departing Asia). 
 
The Lone Star Express and Amberjack will continue to be supported by the America and Empire services currently in operation. MSC now provides four weekly services between Asia and the East Coast of the United States.
 
Lone Star Express - First sailing: ETD Qingdao 2nd May 2016, M/V TBN 618E Port Rotation: Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Yantian, Busan, Cristobal, Houston, Mobile, Miami, Balboa, Busan 
 
Amberjack - First Sailing: ETD Xingang 6th May, M/V Grasmere Maersk 618E Port Rotation: Xingang, Qingdao, Shanghai, Busan, Savannah, New York, Charleston, Jacksonville, Freeport
 
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