MOL, APL and HMM Close their North Europe – East Coast North America AEE Service
MOL, APL and Hyundai Merchant Marine are terminating their jointly operated North Europe – East Coast North America service branded AEE by all three carriers. The last sailing of the service will be executed by the vessel RUDOLF SCHEPERS which will phase out on 9th June at Rotterdam. The service used to deploy 5 vessels on a weekly frequency and a 35 day-rotation. It had an average weekly service capacity of 4,000 TEU and Maersk (TA5) and CMA CGM (LIBERTY BRIDGE 3) were taking slots on the service.
As members of the G6 alliance MOL, APL and Hyundai cover the area with the G6 alliance’s new North Europe – East Coast North America AX1 service. Consequently they also stop taking slots on Maersk’s TA2 service, which covers the same corridor.
CMA CGM on the other hand starts taking slots on Maersk’s North Europe – East Coast North America TA2 service, branding it LIBERTY BRIDGE 2. The French carrier also becomes a slot partner on MSC’s North Europe – ECNA service and brands it LIBERTY 4 (see news: CMA CGM takes slots on MSC's North Europe-East Coast North America service).
AEE (closed): Rotterdam - Bremerhaven - Felixstowe - New York - Charleston - Miami - Manzanillo (Pan) - Charleston - New York - Rotterdam
TA2: Rotterdam - Felixstowe - Bremerhaven - New York - Norfolk - Charleston - Savannah - Houston - Mobile - Charleston - Norfolk - New York – Rotterdam
MSC’s North Europe – USEC: Bremerhaven - Felixstowe - Antwerp - Le Havre - New York - Boston*- Baltimore* - Norfolk - New York – Bremerhaven
AX1: Le Havre - Rotterdam - Hamburg - Southampton - New York - Norfolk - Le Havre