The three member carriers of the Grand Alliance are adding a direct Vietnam call at the Cai Mep deepwater port in Vung Tau on Loop D of their Asia-Europe service starting on March 30.
Hapag-Lloyd, NYK Line and OOCL said Tuesday the new call will provide 21 days transit time from Cai Mep to Southampton and offer an additional link to further improve the Grand Alliance service network.
Grand Alliance news from JOC:
Grand Alliance to Restructure Trans-Pacific Services
The port rotation of LPD will be enhanced as follows: Pusan, Qingdao, Shanghai (Yangshan), Ningbo, Shekou, Yantian, Cai Mep, Singapore, Suez Canal, Southampton, Le Havre, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Suez Canal, Singapore, Shanghai (Yangshan) and back to Pusan.
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