Evergreen, Zim Integrated Shipping Services and China Shipping Container Lines will launch a joint Asia-Europe service at the end of April, the carriers announced Thursday.
The Taiwanese, Israeli and Chinese carriers will add Antwerp and Xiamen in southern China to their new nine-ship service which will have a 63-day rotation. The ships will have a capacity of 8,000 to 8,500 20-foot equivalent units each.
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Evergreen will supply five 8,000-TEU ships, while one 8,000-TEU and two 8,500-TEU vessels will come from Zim's fleet and one 8,000-TEU ship from CSCL.
The Zim Antwerp will inaugurate the service from Qingdao on April 24 with the following rotation: Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Port Klang, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Tanjung Pelepas, Qingdao.
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