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Grand Alliance to introduce call at Vietnam's Cai Mep port

Grand Alliance to introduce call at Vietnam's Cai Mep port

Tokyo: Grand Alliance partners Hapag-Lloyd (HL), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) are to add a direct Vietnam call at Cai Mep deepwater port to their Asia East Coast Express (AEX) service, from 9th of January 2010.
Port rotation of the AEX will be as follows: 
Cai Mep / Laem Chabang/ Singapore/ Colombo/ Cagliari / Halifax/ New York/ Savannah/ Norfolk/ New York/ Halifax/ Cagliari/ Jeddah/ Colombo/ Singapore/ Cai Mep.
GA partners will deploy 10 vessels of 5,500teu capacity on the AEX service (currently served by nine 5,500teu ships).

The Grand Alliance, formed in 1998, is the leading integrated consortium in global container shipping. Its members are presently Hapag-Lloyd (Germany), NYK (Japan) OOCL (Hong Kong), and MISC Berhad (Malaysia). MISC will withdraw from the Grand Alliance as of January 1, 2010 and is therefore not mentioned in this agreement.   [14/12/09]

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