COSCO TERMINATES MED/NORTH AMERICA SERVICE
China Ocean Shipping Co. will terminate its independently operated 10-day North America/Mediterranean “Genyex” service in March, as part of a reshuffle of services.
The last sailing of the Genyex service will be made by “Xiang Yun He” from Genoa on March 19, arriving in New York on March 28.
The “Genyex” service has used two 1,700-TEU ships, with a port rotation of New York; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Fos; Genoa; New York and Halifax.
This development follows the decision of alliance members COSCO, “K” Line and Yang Ming to combine their existing U.S. East Coast/Mediterranean “TAS3” service and the Asia/Panama Canal/U.S. East Coast “AEX” container service in March into a single Asia/U.S. East Coast/Mediterranean/U.S. East Coast/Asia “AUM” service.
The rotation of the combined weekly AUM service will be Tokyo, Qingdao, Shanghai, Yantian, Hong Kong, Charleston, Norfolk, New York, Boston, Valencia, Naples, Genoa, Barcelona, New York, Norfolk, Charleston, Tokyo, Qingdao and Shanghai.
Contrary to the Genyex service, the AUM service will provide no direct calls at Halifax, but it will include eastbound calls at the port of Boston.