Hamburg Sud and Chilean ocean carrier CCNI started direct service between the West Coast of North America and Le Havre on Feb. 10 with the arrival of the Gluecksburg in the Port of Le Havre at the end of the first sailing from Vancouver.
The two carriers will eventually deploy 10 vessels with an average of 1,700 20-foot equivalent units, with 200 reefer plugs, on the new vessel-sharing agreement. Hamburg Sud will provide eight vessels and CCNI two.
CCNI is No. 35 on The JOC Top 40 Rankings of container carriers in U.S. export trade lanes Hamburg Sud is No. 13.
The new service connects Le Havre with the West Coast of North America via the Panama Canal after a call at the Colombian port of Cartagena.
The 31-day port rotation of the service is: Vancouver, Seattle, Oakland, Long Beach, Manzanillo (Mexico), Lazaro Cardenas, Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala), Cartagena and Le Havre.
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