MSC Restructures Two Asia-Europe Loops

MSC Restructures Two Asia-Europe Loops

Mediterranean Shipping Co. said it is restructuring its Silk and Lion services from Asia to Europe, reducing transit times by an average of a week, especially to the German ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven.

As a result, MSC will provide two weekly sailings from China with two direct weekly calls at Bremerhaven and Hamburg. This will provide a direct service without transshipment from all Chinese main ports to Germany.

By The Numbers: Asia-Europe Westbound Container Traffic

The revised westbound port coverage of the two services is as follows:

Silk: Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Chiwan, Yantian, Singapore, Antwerp, Felixstowe, Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Rotterdam.

Lion: Dalian, Xingang, Pusan, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Nansha, Hong Kong, Chiwan, Yantian, Le Havre, Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Antwerp and Felixstowe.

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