Hapag-Lloyd has discontinued its East Coast – Caribbean Service (SCS) due to unprecedented strain in the global logistics industry.
The last sailings of the service are as follows:
- Southbound: MV HM Hamburg V. 223S, expected to arrive in Houston on 17 June
- Northbound: MV MSC Barcelona V. 225N, expected to arrive in Rio de Janeiro on 12 June
“It is no secret that the global logistics industry is facing an unprecedented strain,” said the German shipping line in a statement.
“This situation has led to changes that affect supply chains worldwide. While the industry adapts to the new scenarios, operational challenges cause irreversible changes.”
All ports that were initially covered by the SCS service will continue to be served by Hapag-Lloyd’s US Gulf – South America East Coast (GS1) service.
In other recent news, the EU Commission has approved Hapag-Lloyd’s investment in JadeWesserPort Wilhelmshaven, which was announced in September 2021.
With the closing of this transaction, the shipping line will take ownership of a 30 per cent stake in Container Terminal Wilhellmshaven (CTW) and a 50 per cent stake in Rail Terminal Wilhelmshaven (RTW).
The terminal operator Eurogate will continue to hold the remaining shares.