Hapag-Lloyd amends U.S. Gulf/Med services
Hapag-Lloyd said Tuesday it is changing the rotation of a service connecting the U.S. Southeast and Gulf regions with the Mediterranean.
Changes on the German line's MGX service will include an eastbound call at Port Everglades and dropped calls at Marseilles Fos and Savannah eastbound. That gives the service double calls at Port Everglades and only a westbound call at Savannah.
From March, the service will have a revised rotation of Cagliari, Livorno, Genoa, Barcelona, Valencia, Savannah, Port Everglades, Veracruz, Altamira, Houston, New Orleans, Port Everglades and Cagliari.
According to American Shipper affiliate ComPair Data, the service is operated with seven vessels, all provided by Hapag-Lloyd, with an average capacity of 3,229 TEUs. CSAV, Hamburg Sud, Zim and CCNI are slot buyers on the service.
The dropped eastbound Savannah call and one at Marseilles Fos will be covered by another change in its transatlantic network.
Hapag-Lloyd also said in March it will drop out of a UASC-Hanjin Shipping service connecting the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, Med and U.S. East Coast and will join a Maersk Line-CMA CGM service with a shorter, purely transatlantic rotation.
The German line has bought slots on the UASC-Hanjin Shipping nine-ship MINA service, which has a rotation of Khor Fakkan, Dubai, Karachi, Mumbai, Jeddah, Port Said, La Spezia, Genoa, Barcelona, Valencia, Algeciras, New York/New Jersey, Norfolk, Savannah, Algeciras, Valencia, Genoa, Port Said and Jeddah.
The Maersk-CMA CGM service it is joining, the West Med/Amerigo Express, has a rotation of Algeciras, Malta, Gioia Tauro, Livorno, Genoa, Marseilles-Fos, Valencia, Algeciras, New York, Norfolk, Miami, Savannah and Algeciras. According to ComPair Data, the Maersk/CMA CGM service is operated with six vessels, four from Maersk and two from CMA CGM, with an average capacity of 3,030 TEUs. ' Eric Johnson