Hanjin And Cosco Put Bigger Ships On Far East-USEC Suez Loop

- Apr 22, 2016-

TAIWANS Hanjin Shipping has announced that it is upgrading its Far East to US east coast loop via Suez from April 24 by increasing ship sizes from 4300-TEU to 5500-TEU.

Its AWE-5(All Waters East Coast-5)service,which covers the Far East and the US east coast is currently operated by Hanjin Shipping and Yang Ming Line with nine of 4250-4300 TEU class ships.

From the end of April,Cosco will join as a new partner and the vessels will be replaced with nine of 5500-TEU ships,three of which will be deployed by Hanjin.

The AWE-5 rotation will be Kaohsiung,Hong Kong,Shenzhen-Yantian.Ho Chi Minh City,Singapore,(Suez Canal),New York,Norfolk,Boston(Suez Canal),Singapore and back to Kaohsiung.

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