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Hanjin Shipping, HMM and Yang Ming to launch new service

Hanjin Shipping, HMM and Yang Ming to launch new service
Container carriers Hanjin Shipping, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Yang Ming Marine Transportation Corp will jointly launch a new Far East-West Coast of Central and South America service from 11 July this year.

Named WLX (West Latin Express) or SA2 (South America Loop 2), the new service will be operated with 10 container vessels of 4,500-5,500 teu on a weekly basis.

The port rotation is Shekou, Kaohsiung, Ningbo, Shanghai, Busan, Manzanillo, Buenaventura, Callao, Valparaiso, San Vicente, Manzanillo, Busan and back to Shekou.

The partner carriers from South Korea and Taiwan believe that the new service will improve transit times and provide extensive port coverage from Asia to the West Coast of Latin America including Mexico, and vice versa.