Hapag-Lloyd kicks off new Mediterranean to Latin America service

MV Barzan ultra-large container ship of Hapag-Lloyd AG shipping company at the container terminal in the port of Rotterdam. A bulk carrier fuel ship is moored along side the huge container ship.

Hapag-Lloyd has announced a new Mediterranean, Caribbean, Central America, West Coast South America Express (MSW) service coming in May 2022.

The service will run weekly and is designed to deliver a direct service between the Mediterranean and the West Coast of South America, with connections from and to Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and other destinations in the Caribbean and Central America.

With six dedicated vessels, the service will offer transit for reefer cargo originating from the north of Peru, Ecuador, and Costa Rica into major markets in the West Mediterranean, as well as establish a connection through Mediterranean hubs to Turkey, Africa, and the Middle East.

Hapag-Lloyd reported that the rotation of the new MSW service will be gradually adjusted to its target geographies.

The initial rotation will have the following structure: Valencia – Livorno – Genoa – Barcelona – Caucedo – Cartagena – Paita – Posorja – Buenaventura – Puerto Limon (Moin) – Cartagena – Tangier – Malaga – Valencia.

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The MSW will be replacing the existing connection between Latin America and the Mediterranean.

Last month, Hapag-Lloyd published its audited annual report for the 2021 financial year, reporting revenues of $26.4 billion.

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