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CHKY Alliance reorganises Far East services from Hamburg

Tokyo: CKYH Alliance members COSCON, "K" Line, Yang Ming and Hanjin Shipping have reorganised their CNEU Far East service to once again offer two independent services. This reverses the decision taken at the end of the season in December 2008, which saw the AE-N and AE-S services combined into a single service.       

With the arrival in Hamburg of the 10,062teu Cosco Africa on 20 May and the 9,469teu Cosco Guangzhou on 23 May, the two original round trips have been restored.  

Under the AE-N service, the Cosco Guangzhou regularly sails from Dalian via Xingang (Tianjin), Qingdao, Ningbo, Nansha  (Guangzhou), Singapore and Rotterdam to Hamburg.  

Under the AE-S service, the Cosco Africa first puts in to Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Yantian (Shenzhen) and Port Kelang before docking at Hamburg, Rotterdam, Felixstowe and Le Havre.  One service operates eight, the other nine vessels of the Chinese shipping company COSCO Container Lines with capacities between 8,400 and 10,00teu. Four ships will be sailing under the name of the CKYH partner company Hanjin Shipping. Loading and unloading of the container cargo in Hamburg will be carried out by HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT).

Container transport between Hamburg and Asia reached a total volume of 5.5m containers (TEU) in 2008. With 3.1m teu, the People's Republic of China (including Hong Kong) retained its top position in 2008 as one of the  Port of Hamburg's ten most important trading partners for container transport.

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