Evergreen Line, CSCL and ZIM to Launch New Asia-Europe Route
TAIPEI (March 31, 2011) - Evergreen Line, China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) and ZIM Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) are pleased to announce the launching of a new joint weekly Asia-Europe service. The service, commencing in late April 2011, will be dubbed as "CES2" by Evergreen and "AEX2" by CSCL and ZIM.
Spokespersons for the three carriers said: "The new service will add the ports of Xiamen in South China and Antwerp in Belgium to enhance space availability for shippers utilizing Asia-Europe services. The shippers will have a more complete Asia-Europe container transport network."
The three carriers together will deploy nine ships with capacity of between 8,000-TEUs and 8,500-TEUs. Evergreen will supply five 8,000-TEU vessels. One 8,000-TEU and two 8,500-TEU vessels will come from ZIM's fleet and one 8,000-TEU from CSCL. The ZIM ANTWERP will initiate the new service from Qingdao on April 24th with the following 63 days rotation:
Qingdao - Shanghai - Ningbo - Xiamen - Yantian - Tanjung Pelepas - Port Klang - Hamburg - Rotterdam - Antwerp - Tanjung Pelepas - Qingdao
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