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TNWA announces two new services

TNWA announces two new services

Singapore: The New World Alliance (TNWA) has announced the launch of two new services to begin in the next two months. The first, in conjunction with French liner company CMA CGM, will transport cargo from Chinese export hubs to the US East Coast via the Panama Canal.
The new service, named 'ESX' by the New World Alliance and 'SAX' by CMA CGM, will operate on a weekly service operating on a 56-day rotation as of June 4, using eight vessels ranging from 3,500-3,800teu. TNWA member lines APL, Hyundai Merchant Marineand Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will supply one, three and two vessels respectively while CMA CGM would supply the remaining two vessels.

The service would follow the port rotation:
Ningbo (Mon / Tue) - Shanghai (Wed / Thu) - Chiwan (Fri / Sat) - Hong Kong (Sat /Sun) - Manzanillo, Panama (Fri / Fri) - Savannah (Mon / Tue) - New York (Wed / Fri) - Norfolk (Fri / Sat) - Ningbo (Mon / Tue) 

The Alliance is also to launch a new all-water Suez Express (SZX), which is the first of its kind in the industry and will connect South East Asia and the Indian Subcontinent with the United States East Coast via the Suez Canal.

The service, using eight vessels of 4,000-4,500teu capacity, will be deployed on the weekly service beginning in early July 2007. It will follow the port rotation:
Singapore (Tue / Thu) - Colombo (Sun / Sun) - New York (Thu / Fri) - Charleston (Sun / Sun) - Savannah (Mon / Mon) - Norfolk (Wed / Wed) - Jebel Ali (Sun / Mon) - Port Kelang (Mon / Mon) - Singapore (Tue / Thu).  [11/05/07]