The Hamburg-based carrier Hapag-Lloyd today announced changes to the rotations of two of its Med-Transatlantic services:
- the Mediterranean – Canada ‘MCA’: the eastbound Lisbon call is to be removed, with the 2,400 teu LISBON EXPRESS making the final eastbound visit on 30 June. The ‘MCA’ is operated by Hapag-Lloyd with five vessels on a 35-day round trip. Hanjin, which used be a vessel provider on the loop up until December, is since a slot partner with a limited participation in the eastbound direction. The service will maintain its westbound Lisbon call and the new rotation stands as follows: Algeciras, Valencia, Cagliari, Salerno, Livorno, Genoa, Fos, Algeciras, Lisbon, Montreal, Algeciras.
- the Mediterranean – WCNA ‘MPS’: a Lisbon call is to be added and to become the first European, with the 2,824 teu SOFIA SCHULTE making the initial visit on 9 July. The service is a joint operation of Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Süd and turns in 11 weeks. The new rotation reads as follows: Livorno, Genoa, Fos, Barcelona, Valencia, Cartagena, Panama Canal (waypoint), Manzanillo (Mexico), Los Angeles, Oakland, Tacoma, Vancouver, Portland, Oakland, Los Angeles, Manzanillo (Mexico), Panama Canal (waypoint), Manzanillo (Panama), Cartagena, Caucedo, Lisbon (new), Tanger Med, Valencia, Cagliari.