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Several lines in slot-sharing deal
2014-1-14 18:11:22


Maersk Line, APL and OOCL have formed a new new cooperation deal on three existing Far East to Indian Subcontinent services, starting in February 2014.

In a slot sharing agreement that also includes partners CMA CGM, Emirates Shipping Line, Hamburg Süd and Regional Container Lines, 18 vessels with a total capacity of about 17,500 TEUs will be deployed on the three Far East-Indian Subcontinent services. 

The multi-carrier cooperation will provide more frequent sailings between Asia’s major trading hubs and at the same time eliminate unnecessary service duplications between the carriers. 

With improved operational efficiency and a more comprehensive service structure, the enhanced Far East-Indian Subcontinent services will offer shippers flexible and competitive options best catered to their needs.

The enhanced network will enable Maersk Line, APL and OOCL to offer three weekly sailings – covering China, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka – compared to one weekly sailing currently offered independently by each liner. Customers will going forward also enjoy additional direct port calls.

The new port rotations for the three services are as follows:
FI1 (to be operated by APL, Emirates Shipping Line and OOCL): Nansha, Chiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Colombo, Jawaharlal Nehru, Pipavav, Colombo, Port Klang, Singapore, Nansha.

FI2 (to be operated by Hamburg Süd, OOCL and Regional Container Lines): Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Singapore, Colombo, Jawaharlal Nehru, Pipavav, Port Klang, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai.

FI3 (to be operated by CMA CGM and Maersk Line): Xingang, Dalian, Qingdao, Kwangyang, Busan, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tanjung Pelepas, Colombo, Pipavav, Jawaharlal Nehru, Port Qasim, Singapore, Xingang.