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Hamburg Sud and Seago merge in the Med

[ December 2, 2011   //   ]

Hamburg Sud and Seago merge in the Med

Hamburg Süd and AP Moller-Maersk’s short-sea subsidiary Seago Line are to merge four of their existing North Europe/Eastern Med services into a single three-loop service from January 2012. The lines said the move would speed up transit times, gfve comprehensive port coverage and facilitate the deployment of larger vessels. The new service would also allow connections to the global liner networks of both companies.

The ‘Israel Loop’ will deploy four Seago Line vessels of 4,200teu operation Rotterdam – Felixstowe – Bremerhaven – Antwerp – Haifa – Alexandria – Ashdod – Rotterdam

The ‘Levant Loop’ will be operated with five similar size Hamburg Süd ships,with the rotation: Felixstowe – Antwerp – Hamburg – Tangier – Algeciras – Limassol – Alexandria – Port Said – Beirut – Lattakia – Mersin – Port Said – Algeciras – Felixstowe.

An ‘Inner Med Feeder’, will operate: Tangier – Algeciras – Alexandria – Mersin – Port Said – Ashdod – Haifa – Salerno – Valencia – Tangier.

Hamburg Südwill alsdo continue to operate its Turkey Service: Felixstowe – Bremerhaven – Antwerp – Gebze – Kumport – Gemlik – Aliaga – Valencia – Felixstowe.