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Grand Alliance-ZIM to jointly operate South China - US EC service

Grand Alliance-ZIM to jointly operate South China - US EC service

Tokyo: Grand Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) and Zim Integrated Shipping Services have agreed, that beginning April, the lines will cooperate on the service from South China to US East Coast via the Panama Canal.
Subject to filing with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), the new port rotation of the South China East Coast Express (SCE) service will be: Kaohsiung - Shekou - Hong Kong - Kingston - New York - Norfolk - Savannah - Kaohsiung on a 56 day round trip.
The new service will consist of eight vessels of 4,200teu, with the Grand Alliance providing five vessels and Zim will providing three vessels.  [26/03/09]

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