The Port of Le Havre said Hanjin Shipping resumed service between Japan and the French port on July 15 after several years without any Japanese service to the French port.
The service, which Hanjin operates together with NYK Line, started just after the South Korean carrier suspended the Asia-Europe NE5 service.
Hanjin operated it jointly with its partners in the Green Alliance, formerly the CKYH alliance, between Cosco, “K” Line, and Yang Ming.
Hanjin deploys one vessel with a capacity of 8,500 20-foot equivalent units on the loop, which it calls the Japan-Europe Network Service (JEN), and NYK calls the EU Loop A.
The service has the following port rotation: Kobe, Nagoya, Shimuzu, Tokyo, Yantian, Hong Kong, Singapore, Jeddah, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Southhampton, Le Havre, Singapore, Hong and Yantian.
Le Havre said the service provides a transit time of 33 days on the eastbound leg from Le Havre to Tokyo, 39 days on the westbound leg from Kobe to Le Havre.