London Gateway – Hamburg Sud And Hapag-Lloyd shift services from Tilbury
As it has been already announced in the article London Gateway attracts new customers Hamburg Sud and Hapag-Lloyd, the two German carriers are shifting 3 services from the port of Tilbury to London Gateway. The three jointly operated services are SAEC1/BPX, connecting North Europe and East Coast South America, SW1, connecting North Europe and South America’s West Coast, and the Indian Ocean service. According to announcement of the carriers, the move is expected to be completed by March 2014. The main reason to replace port calls at Tilbury with calls at London Gateway is the carriers’ goal to introduce container ships with a capacity of 9,500 TEU, which Tilbury is unable to handle.
SAEC1/BPX: Rotterdam – London Gateway (new) – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – Itaguai – Santos – Paranagua – Buenos Aires – Montevideo – Rio Grande do Sul – Itapoa – Santos – Tangier – Rotterdam
SW1: Rotterdam – Hamburg – London Gateway (new) – Antwerp - Caucedo – Cartagena – Manzanillo – Callao – Valparaiso – Callao – Manzanillo – Cartagena – Caucedo – Rotterdam