Hamburg Sud Expands Presence in West Coast Central America
Effective from 4 September 2011, Hamburg Süd will expand its coverage of West Coast Central America by joining APL in a two loop service concept (WECA).
String 1 (WCX – WECA1) will deploy three vessels of 1.300 TEU nominal capacity and has the following port rotation: Balboa – Puerto Quetzal – Lazaro Cardenas – La Union – Puerto Caldera – Balboa – Paita – Guayaquil – Balboa. Hamburg Süd will be providing one vessel.
String 2 (MCX – WECA2) will deploy one vessel of 1.100 TEU nominal capacity and has the following port rotation: Lazaro Cardenas – Acajutla – Puerto Quetzal – Lazaro Cardenas.
The new service allows for a more comprehensive coverage connecting the growing market of West Coast Central America to the Hamburg Süd network. Likewise are additional possibilities opened through the connection of Paita, Guayaquil and Balboa.
Source: Hamburg Süd, August 24, 2011.