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OOCL cuts Christmas sailings in anticipation of low shipping demand
Time:2016-10-08 15:29:20

HONG KONG's Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has announced it is cutting two Asia-Europe services, the first is an Asia-North Europe loop and the second is one serving Asia-Mediterranean ports.

"We would like to inform you of the withdrawal of the following Asia-Europe sailings in response to the expected low demand in Europe during Christmas holiday," the company announced in a notice to trade.

First is the Asiaorth Europe Service Loop 7, Hong Kong Express (HKX) 017W/E: Westbound: ETA Qingdao on November 14 in Week 46 and eastbound: ETA Rotterdam on December 19 in Week 51.

Next cut is the Asiaediterranean Service EUM, Hyundai Hope (HHO) 014W/E: Westbound: ETA Busan on November 20 in Week 47 and eastbound: ETA Genoa on December 21 in Week 51.

APL boosts port calls of Asia Latin America service

AMERICAN President Lines (APL), now a subsidiary of France's CMA CGM, has announced three additional ports of call for the weekly Asia Latin America Service (ALX), the American Journal of Transportation reported.

Including Callao, Shenzhen-Da Chan Bay and Valparaiso, the expanded ALX service will offer a more comprehensive coverage across Asia, Manzanillo in Mexico, and South America west coast.

APL head of Latin America Trade, Efrain Osorio, commented: "Export manufacturers from Asia, in particular those from the Pearl River Delta can expect to exploit a larger market coverage in the Americas via the direct service of ALX from Asia to South America west coast.

"As the service facilitates access to Central America via Manzanillo in Mexico where transshipment options are available, the extended port calls to Callao in Peru as well as Valparaiso in Chile will enable route to these Latin America markets," he said.

Apart from offering competitive transit times, the ALX service will be synonymous with predictability through weekly fixed-day arrival at every port it calls. The enhanced ALX service will call the ports of Keelung, Hong Kong, Da Chan Bay, Xiamen, Yangshan, Ningbo, Busan, Tokyo, Manzanillo, Callao and Valparaiso. The eastbound service of ALX will depart Keelung from October 13, 2016.