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Grand Alliance updates Far East offerings

Grand Alliance updates Far East offerings

Shanghai: The Grand Alliance has announced that it is to launch a new EU5 Service and update its dedicated Far East service in response to the growth of the Chinese mainland market.

 The newly established EU5 will deploy eight vessels of 5,500teu on a weekly basis calling at:
Amsterdam - Hamburg - Southampton - Singapore - Shanghai - Ningbo - Xiamen - Singapore.

Upon commencement of the EU5 service, the EU3 service will omit
Xiamen, and the EU4 service will omit Ningbo. Both calls have been transferred to the EU5 service.

The EU5, together with service improvements in EU3 and EU4, is expected to enhance schedule reliability and cater to a fast-growing market.
The Grand Alliance members are Hapag-Lloyd (
Germany), MISC Berhad (Malaysia), NYK (Japan) and OOCL (Hong Kong).  [10/04/08]