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Cosco Shipping launching new Europe – South America service

Photo: Cosco Shipping Cosco Shipping containership Xin Nan Tong
Cosco Shipping will be rolling out a new weekly service ESE2 starting this September connecting North Europe and Mediterranean with the East Coast of South America.

The service will offer a transit time of only 12 days between Algeciras, Spain and Santos, Brazil.

ESE2 fully covers the South America East region, spreading more effectively to markets such as Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay; callings Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Paranagua, Itapoa, and other major ports in Plata.

The new ESE2’s calls in various base ports in Europe, including consumer markets such as UK, Germany, Netherlands, and Belgium.

ESE2 weekly service provides stable schedules and offers transit times from East Coast South America to Europe, connecting Santos with Rotterdam in only 18 days and vice versa in 26 days.

By using its supply chain products and European feeder network, Cosco Shipping connects all areas in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean area with main economic regions of South America East Coast, the company said.

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The new branded ESE2 service will commence in Montevideo on 16 September 2023 in Montevideo, Uruguay, with Cosco Shipping’s Xin Nan Tong to become the very first vessel on the new route. In Europe, the Xin Chong Qing will start on 21st September 2023 from Rotterdam.

The port rotation is as follows: Rotterdam – London Gateway – Hamburg – Antwerp – Lisbon – Algeciras – Santos – Paranagua – Montevideo – Buenos Aires – Itapoa – Paranagua – Santos – Rio De Janeiro – Algeciras – Rotterdam.