Hamburg Sud opts for slots on Asia – ECSA trade lane to compensate for ‘NGX3’ closure

Following an earlier announcement in regard to the suspension of the ‘Asia to ECSA Loop 3’ of the multi carrier consortium, the German carrier Hamburg Sud has now disclosed its follow-up solution. As a reminder: The to-be-closed service is presently maintained with tonnage from Hanjin, CMA CGM, Hamburg Sud, CSCL and CSAV while Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk Line and CCNI participate through slots.

To compensate for the ‘NGX3’ closure, Hamburg Sud will take slots on two alternative loops on the Far East to ECSA corridor. These services are:

1. the MOL operated ‘CSW’, to be branded ‘NGX4’ by Hamburg Sud.

Rotation: Busan, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Coega (aka Ngqura), Santos, Paranagua, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Navegantes, Paranagua, Sao Francisco do Sul, Santos, Cape Town, Coega (aka Ngqura), Singapore, Hong Kong, Tianjin (aka Xingang), Dalian, Qingdao, Busan. (Hamburg Sud skips a number of calls includig South Africa).

2. the ‘NHX’ jointly operated by Hyundai, K-Line, NYK and PIL. Hamburg Sud will brand this service as its ‘NGX5’.

Rotation: Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou (Shenzhen), Hong Kong, Singapore, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Navegantes, Paranagua, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Hong Kong, Busan.

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