Lines offer Americas East Coast service

Lines offer Americas East Coast service

Zim Israel Navigation Co., Hanjin Shipping, "K" Line and MOL announced today that they will commence a new, jointly-operated service between the U.S. East Coast and the East Coast of South America including ports in the Caribbean

The new service is expected to commence with sailings in May, pending the approval of the Federal Maritime Commission. The new deployment will cover a range of ports on the U.S. East Coast, including New York and Miami; Kingston, Jamaica; Puerto Cabello, Venezuela; a range of Brazilian ports from Fortaleza to Rio Grande, as well as a direct port call on the River Plate.

The carriers said the service will start with five 1700-TEU vessels. There are plans to add a sixth 1700-TEU vessel to the deployment, which will allow the group to offer a fixed-day weekly service. Each line will contribute a minimum of one vessel to service.

Hanjin and Zim were previously partners in this trade lane as part of the Independent Carriers Alliance.