Hapag-Lloyd is launching the Poland Express Service, a new weekly fixed-day route to and from Gdynia, Poland, to Hamburg and Bremerhaven in Germany.
The ocean carrier has also postponed its rate hike on trade from Canada and the U.S. to East Asia, the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East to Feb. 15. The increase was originally scheduled to take effect Jan. 15. The rate hike will be $160 per 20-foot container and $200 per 40-foot container.
Finally, the German company announced that it has improved transit times between Australia and New Zealand and Mexico. The U.S. West Coast-Australia service will call Ensenada every two weeks, starting April 29.