Hapag-Lloyd adds transatlantic service
Hapag-Lloyd said Friday it is launching a service between North Europe and the East Coast of North America in mid-September.
The Atlantic Express Shuttle will provide a weekly service directly between Antwerp and New York with a nine-day transit time. The first sailing will be performed by Valerie Schulte calling Antwerp on Sept. 13 and departing New York on Sept. 25.
“This shuttle is an innovative enhancement to the existing Grand Alliance services PAX and ATX, and will assist in meeting the increasing demand of Hapag-Lloyd customers,” the company said. The Atlantic Express Shuttle will deploy three 2,200-TEU vessels operated by Hapag-Lloyd.