COSCON, Hanjin Launch New Service in Far East – Gulf of Mexico Trade
The members of CKYH Alliance- COSCON and Hanjin Shipping have announced today that they will be launching a new service in the Far East – Gulf of Mexico trade effective end of April 2012.
Named GME, Gulf of Mexico Express (HANJIN internal system will be named as AWT, All Water Gulf of Mexico) ,this new service will be operated by total eight vessels of 4,000TEU with COSCON deploying six vessels and two vessels for HANJIN.
The port rotation is as followings:
Pusan, Shanghai (WaigaoqiaoTerminal), Ningbo, Xiamen, Yantian, (Panama Canal), Colon, Houston, (Panama Canal) and Pusan
This new implement service will cover the Gulf of Mexico, South of USA (Houston area) including the Caribbean region. With the feeder network, it provides the wide coverage in that area. Meanwhile, the service also very attractive for transit times from South China to Houston, 24 days from Yantian to Houston will be the fastest transit time in the market. Besides, the transit time from East China to Houston is only 27 days.
COSCON and HANJIN believe this service will bring more the opportunity to assure our customers have quality service.
Source: COSCON, March 21, 2012