Evergreen Line Enhances Red Sea Service
In preparation for the coming peak season, Evergreen Line is implementing service enhancements for the Red Sea market.
The carrier will adjust the port rotation of its Far East – Red Service (FRS) and launch a new feeder loop. In addition, the line intends to further strengthen its Red Sea service network via slot exchange arrangements with a strategic partner.
This month the eighth ship has been deployed on the FRS service to add a new call at Aden. The adjustment enables a direct service from Central China, Southern China and Southeast Asia to Yemen.
Employing one vessel of 1,500 TEU, Evergreen Line will also launch a weekly Intra Red Sea feeder service (IRS) in early May. Furthermore, the line will utilize this new IRS loop for a slot exchange arrangement with X-Press, adding a service to Hodeidah, Yemen and Djibouti in East Africa via transhipment in Jeddah.
The port rotations of these service loops are as follows:
FRS: Shanghai, Ningbo, Taipei, Xiamen, Shekou, Tanjung Pelepas, Singapore, Aden, Jeddah, Sokhna, Aqaba, Jeddah, Singapore, Yantian, Shanghai
IRS: Jeddah, Port Sudan, Jeddah
IRS2: Jeddah, Hodeidah, Jeddah
IRS3: Jeddah, Djibouti, Jeddah
evergreen, April 25, 2014