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Evergreen and Coscon to split apart ESA service

Taipei: Evergreen Line and Coscon have announced that they are to divide the existing jointly operated Far East and South Africa/ East Coast South American (ESA) service to meet market demands. Effective mid-May, the new routes will be the Far East - South America (ESA) service and Far East - Africa Express (FAX) service.

"Our customers need services that are transit time-competitive to meet their market demands. Dividing these two services will allow greatly flexibility and more expedient round-trip voyages," said an Evergreen Line and Coscon statement.

The new Far East - Africa Express (FAX) will start operation May 14. Evergreen Line and Coscon will dispatch eight vessels of 2,700 - 3,400teu. The port rotation is as follows:

Shanghai - Ningbo - Kaohsiung - Hong Kong - Yantian - Singapore - Tanjung Pelepas - Durban - Cape Town - Singapore - Kaohsiung - Shanghai.  

The new Far East - South America (ESA) service will commence from May 15. Evergreen will deploy six ships and Coscon will deploy four vessels each of 3,500teu. The port rotation is as follows:

Shanghai - Ningbo - Yantian - Hong Kong - Singapore - Santos - Montevideo - Buenos Aires - Santos - Singapore - Hong Kong  - Shanghai.   [21/04/10]

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