The liner carrier MOL has withdrawn a service connecting Central America with the Caribbean and the north coast of South America and will join an Evergreen Line service on the same trade, according to research from American Shipper affiliate ComPair Data.
MOL has pulled its CX3, a fortnightly service operated with one 900-TEU vessel and a rotation of Manzanillo (Panama), Puerto Sucre, La Guaira, Puerto Cabello, and Manzanillo. It will now take slots on Evergreen’s CAS loop, which has a rotation of Manzanillo (Panama), Cristobal, Willemstad, La Guaira, Puerto Cabello, and Manzanillo. MOL will, however, only offer slots from Manzanillo to La Guaira and Puerto Cabello and will continue to use the CX3 designation for this service.
Evergreen has recently increased the size of vessel it operates on the CAS, with weekly capacity up from an average of 1,600 TEUs to 2,000 TEUs, ostensibly to provide the necessary slots for new partner MOL.
According to ComPair Data, MOL already purchases slots, along with fellow New World Alliance member APL, on Evergreen’s CAN service, which has a port rotation of Cristobal, Manzanillo (Panama), Puerto Limon, Caucedo, Rio Haina, San Juan, Puerto Limon, and Cristobal
Last modified on Wednesday, 12 August 2015