Yang Ming slows Far East/Middle East loop
A Yang Ming service connecting the Far East and Middle East has begun slow steaming on its final leg in order to compensate for planned omitted sailings in February, according to American Shipper research affiliate ComPair Data.
The Taiwanese line’s CGX service, which it operates independent of the CKYH Alliance of which the is a member, has a rotation of Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Kaohsiung, Shekou, Port Klang, Dubai, Bandar Abbas, Mundra, Port Klang, Singapore, Kaohsiung and Shanghai.
The carrier will slow steam on the final leg, between Kaohsiung and Shanghai, for two weeks to account for the missed sailings on Feb. 10 and Feb. 17, according to ComPair Data. That extends the total rotation time from 35 to 49 days. Neither the rotation nor vessels have been changed. The service is operated with seven vessels with an average capacity of 4,140 TEUs.
Yang Ming participates in two other services linking Far East and Middle East ports:
‘ The CKYH-China Shipping RES service linking China, Taiwan and Singapore with the Red Sea (on which Yang Ming provides three of six vessels).
‘ The Yang Ming-Hanjin-Hyundai-UASC eight-ship Far East/Med loop that calls in Egyptian ports (with each carrier providing two ships). ‘ Eric Johnson