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Hamburg Süd expands Asian trade presence

Hamburg Süd expands Asian trade presence

Mumbai: Hamburg Süd will expand its presence in the trade between Asia and India/Pakistan by joining the new service operated in cooperation with Evergreen and Simatech effective from 5 January 2011.

The new service (ASIP 2) will deploy six  2,700 TEU (nominal) vessels and has the following port rotation: Xingang - Qingdao - Shanghai - Ningbo - Hong Kong - Singapore - Tanjung Pelepas - Port Kelang - Nhava Sheva - Karachi - Colombo - Port Kelang - Tanjung Pelepas - Singapore - Xingang.

With the calls in Xingang, Qingdao and Karachi, ASIP 2 will complement the existing service (ASIP 1) which likewise deploys 5 x 2700 TEU (nominal) capacity and has the following port rotation: Shanghai - Ningbo - Hong Kong - Singapore - Port Kelang - Nhava Sheva - Pipavav - Colombo - Port Kelang - Singapore - Hong Kong - Shanghai.

"The two sling service package offers very comprehensive port coverage with a twice weekly frequency to/from the main ports and through either Nhava Sheva (ASIP 1 and 2) or Pipavav (ASIP 1) an extensive range of inland connections in India with fast transit time," the company said in a statement.

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