Two lines leave MSC Asia/South America loop
Ocean carriers Hamburg S'd and CCNI have left a Mediterranean Shipping Co. service connecting the Far East with Mexico and the West Coast of South America, according to research from American Shipper affiliate ComPair Data.
The two lines provided three ships on MSC's 11-ship Andes Express. In its place, CCNI and Hamburg S'd have started a new service on the same trade, dubbed NAX/ASPA2, and operated with 10 CCNI ships of 2,500 TEUs to 3,100 TEUs.
The rotation for that service is Keelung, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Busan, Manzanillo, Buenaventura, Guayaquil, Mejillones, Valparaiso and Keelung.
Hamburg S'd, meanwhile, provides all 11 ships on an existing joint service with CCNI ASPA1/CEX.
MSC now operates its Andes Express as a standalone loop.