Evergreen boosts Asia-East Africa loop with capacity and calls

TAIWAN's Evergreen Line has added capacity and calls in Central and southern China to its Asia-East Africa (AEF) service in response to market demands.

The rotation is Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen-Shekou, Singapore, Tanjung Pelepas, Port Klang (Westports), Colombo, Mombasa, Colombo, Port Klang (Westports), Tanjung Pelepas, Singapore and back to Shanghai.

"The economic development of the East African region in recent years has been one of consistent growth," said the Evergreen statement.

"As a major trading partner, Chinese investment plays an important role in this growth and, in particular has led infrastructure construction, a significant driver of increased import cargoes to the area," it said.

Two extra vessels are being added to the service, one apiece from Evergreen and Cosco. This means it will operates seven vessels in total, four operated by Evergreen, two by Cosco and one by X-Press Feeders.

In addition, the service will provide a direct connection between three Chinese ports, Shanghai, Ningbo and Shenzhen-Shekou and Mombasa.

The service's vessels have an average capacity of 4,200 TEU and will be utilised with a rotation of seven weeks. The jointly operated service will commenced on July 5 from Shanghai.

Source: Schednet

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