Hamburg SŸd drops Long Beach call

Hamburg SŸd drops Long Beach call

Hamburg Sud announced today it has revised its Asian Express Service that connects Asia with the West Coast of South America and Mexico.

The service will no longer call at the Port of Long Beach, which the company said will improve transit times to Mexico and the South American West Coast, and will allow its customers to save time by not having to comply with U.S. Customs' advanced manifest filing rule.

The new Asia Express Service has the following weekly fixed-day port rotation: Yokohama, Keelung (fortnightly), Hong Kong, Ningbo, Shanghai, Pusan, Manzanillo (Mexico), Guayaquil, Callao, Iquique, Antofagasta (fortnightly), Valparaiso, Lirquen, Callao/Paita (alternately), Yokohama.

Hamburg Sud said the change would take effect at the end of this month.