Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Grand Alliance Adds Vietnam Port, Additional Vessel to Trans-Pac Service

Grand Alliance partners Hapag-Lloyd, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Orient Overseas Container Line announced last week that they will add a direct call at the deepwater Vietnamese port of Cai Mep to their South China Sea Japan Express, or SCX, service.

Expected to start in May, the SCX service port rotation will be: Cai Mep, Vietnam; Laem Chabang, Thailand; Singapore; Kobe; Nagoya; Tokyo; Sendai; Los Angeles; Oakland; Tokyo; Nagoya; Kobe; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Shekou, China; Cai Mep.

The GA partners will ad an additional 6,000 TEU vessel to the SCX service, bringing the total deployment to eight 6,000 TEU vessels.