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Hamburg Sud restructures South American services

[ December 22, 2011   //   ]

Hamburg Süd is to restructure its services from North Europe and Mediterranean to Central and South America West Coast as well as to North America West Coast in from February 2012.
The new configuration, which is subject to Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) approval will see the current Eurosal loop 2, featuring eight 1,800teu ship upgraded to an eight-vessel system of 3,500teu. As today, Hamburg Süd and Hapag-Lloyd will provide three vessels each and CMA CGM two. The service does not serve the UK direct.
The port rotation of the Eurosal loop 2 will be as follows: Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – Kingston – Cartagena – Manzanillo (Panama) – Guayaquil – Callao – Paita – Guayaquil – Buenaventura – Manzanillo (Panama) – Cartagena – Rotterdam.
Eurosal loop 1, which calls in Tilbury, will remain unchanged and be operated by eight Panmax vessels, Hamburg Süd and Hapag-Lloyd providing four vessels each, serving Caucedo Cartagena, Manzanillo (Panama), Callao and Valparaiso
Hamburg Süd will also join Hapag-Lloyd in the Mediterranean – North America West Coast service (MCPS) by providing two of the ten 2,500teu vessels with 2,500 TEU nominal capacity.