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Evergreen and COSCON to offer seperate China/Persian Gulf services

Taipei: Evergreen and COSCON have announced that each is to launch a weekly independent service covering the China/Arabian Persian Gulf route beginning early June 2008. The new services replace the current CPG service jointly operated by the two container lines. The move is said to be the result of increased customer demand on the route.

COSCON is to deploy five 3400teu vessels into China and  Persian Gulf service (CPG1) with the rotation as Shanghai - NingboYantian - Singapore - Jebel Ali - Banda Abbas - Karachi - Singapore - Shanghai.

Evergreen will deploy six vessels of identical size into China and Arabian Persian Gulf service (CPG2) with the rotation: Qingdao - ShanghaiNingbo - Yantian - Hong Kong - Tanjung Pelepas - Jebel Ali - Dammam - Nhava  Sheva - Singapore - Kaohsiung - Qingdao.    

Evergreen has said that it intends to maintain cooperation with COSCON in this trade lane through the slot swap arrangement.  [15/05/08]

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