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Evergreen joins the pack on Asia-Australia

Taipei: Evergreen Line is to team up with APL, Hamburg Süd, Hapag-Lloyd and Hyundai Merchant Marine on their Asia-Australia routes, effective from the fourth week of October 2008,  The services are called the AAN (Asia-Australia North Service and the AAS (Asia-Australia South Service).

With the participation of Evergreen Line, the five ships of the AAN service will be upgraded from the range of 2,500-2,700 TEU to average 3,500 TEU.  The services rotations of the AAN and the AAS are listed as follows.

AAN: Yokohama, Osaka, Pusan, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Yokohama.

AAS: Kaohsiung, Yantian, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Kaohsiung.

Compared to the existing TCA (Taiwan-China-Australia) route, the new service pattern enables Evergreen Line to offer wider port coverage and better transit time.  

In Northeast Asia, the AAN service covers Yokohama, Osaka, Pusan and Qingdao in addition to Shanghai and Ningbo currently served by the TCA.  In Taiwan and South China, the AAS loop matches the TCA in the same coverage of Kaohsiung, Yantian and Hong Kong.

Without stopping over in South China, the AAN offers more competitive transit time from Shanghai and Ningbo to Australia. [03/10/08]

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