Hamburg Sud and Maersk modify their North Europe - East Coast South America services
Hamburg Sud will change the port rotation of its PLATE EXPRESS by removing Tilbury from the rotation whilst adding port calls at London Gateway Port and Paranagua (Northbound) to the rotation. The new route will be inaugurated from Rotterdam by the vessel CAP SAN AUGUSTIN on 16th April. MSC (NORTH EUROPE STRING IV), Hapag Lloyd (BPX), CMA CGM (SAFRAN 1), Maersk and CSAV are all taking slots on the service.
The PLATE EXPRESS deploys 7 vessels on a weekly frequency and a 49 day rotation. Its average weekly service capacity has been increasing from 7,150 TEU in February to 8,600 TEU in April and is expected to climb to 9,000 TEU in May.
Simultaneously MSC is changing the port rotation of its North Europe – East Coast South America SAEC 1 Service. Buenos Aires, Rio Grande and Sepetiba are withdrawn from the port rotation whilst Hamburg, Lisbon (southbound), Rio de Janeiro (northbound) and Salvador are added to it. The vessel MSC BARCELONA will inaugurate the new route from Antwerp on 15th April.
The service deploys 7 vessels on a weekly frequency and a 49 day-rotation. It has an average service capacity of 5,850 TEU per week. The carriers Hamburg Sud (MERCOSUR), Maersk (SAMEX), CMA CGM (SAFRAN 2), Hapag Lloyd (BLX) and CSAV (EUROATLAN LA PLATA STRING) are all slot sharing on this service.
PLATE EXPRESS: Rotterdam - London Gateway Port (new) - Hamburg - Antwerp - Le Havre - Sepetiba - Santos - Paranagua - Buenos Aires - Montevideo - Rio Grande - Itapoa - Paranagua (new) - Santos - Tanger Med – Rotterdam
SAEC 1: Antwerp - Rotterdam - Hamburg (new) - Bremerhaven - Le Havre - Lisbon (new) - Sines - Rio de Janeiro - Santos - Navegantes - Santos - Rio de Janeiro (new) - Salvador – Antwerp