Hamburg Süd, CCNI, China Shipping Lines, Hanjin and Hyundai have reached an agreement to reduce the scale of their service offering during the forthcoming slack season between Asia and Mexico/South America West Coast with effect from mid-November 2011. To this end, the partners' three slings will be reduced to two.
Sling 1 of the new service will see the deployment of eleven 5,500 TEU vessels, of which Hamburg Süd is to provide ten and CCNI one. The port rotation in Sling 1 is as follows: Keelung – Hong Kong – Xiamen – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Lazaro Cardenas – Manzanillo – Buenaventura – Callao – Iquique – Puerto Angamos – Valparaiso – Keelung.
In Sling 2 ten container ships with a capacity between 3,100 and 4,500 TEU will be deployed. Of these, CCNI, China Shipping and Hanjin will each deploy three vessels and Hyundai one. The port rotation in Sling 2: Ningbo – Shanghai – Shekou – Hong Kong – Pusan – Manzanillo – Buenaventura – Guayaquil – Puerto Angamos – Valparaiso – San Vicente – Manzanillo – Pusan – Shanghai.
Through the rationalisation of the service, the partners hope to ensure adequate port coverage and competitive transit times for the markets in Asia, Mexico and on South America West Coast, despite the seasonal downturn in volumes.
Last modified on Wednesday, 12 August 2015