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Grand Alliance reconfigures Asia/US East Coast services

Grand Alliance reconfigures Asia/US East Coast services

Tokyo: Grand Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd, NYK and OOCL are adjusting their East Coast South (ECS) and East Coast North (ECN) services from the middle of June, to offer more diverse loading options and optimal transit time from South, North and Central China. The South China East Coast Express  (SCE) will serve Taiwan and South China by calling at Kaohsiung, Shekou, Hong Kong, New York, Norfolk and Savannah.

The North & Central China East Coast Express (NCE) will serve Korea as well as North and Central China by calling at Pusan, Dalian, Xingang, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, New York, Norfolk and Savannah. Each service loop will deploy eight ships with capacities of between 3,500 and 4,400teu.

The Grand Alliance is the leading integrated consortium in global container shipping. Its members are Hapag-Lloyd (Germany), MISC Berhad (Malaysia), NYK (Japan) and OOCL (Hong Kong). MISC Berhad does not provide any Trans Pacific services.  [21/05/07]