Hamburg Süd and its Brazilian sister company Aliança said Monday they will upgrade their UCLA service between the east coast of South America, the Caribbean and Central America and the U.S. Gulf Coast.
The two lines will expand the present two-loop setup with twelve 1,700- to 2,500-TEU vessels to a single loop consisting of seven larger vessels that will call more ports.
The seven 3,800 TEU ships will call at the following ports on a fixed-day schedule: Veracruz, Altamira, Houston, Cartagena, Suape, Santos, Rio Grande, Navegantes, Paranaguá, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Puerto Cabello, Cartagena and Veracruz.
The first sailing under the new rotation will be the "Cap San Marco" which is scheduled to arrive in Rio Grande on June 7.
To complement this main service and to offer transshipment possibilities to its other service, Hamburg Süd will introduce s a new dedicated Intra-Caribbean service called the "Aztec Service", consisting of three 1,700-TEU vessels on a weekly frequency.
This service will call at the following ports: Altamira, Veracruz, Havana, Manzanillo (Panama), Cartagena, Puerto Cabello, La Guaira and back to Altamira.
The first sailing of the "Aztec Service" will be the "Cala Pantera", which is schedule to call Altamira on July 7.
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