Hapag-Lloyd reinstates Charleston on EC1 service

October 20, 2015 - Halifax, Canada - A Hapag-Lloyd container ship navigates Bedford Basin en-route to the Fairview Container terminal.

Hapag-Lloyd has updated the port rotation of its East Coast 1 Loop (EC1) service – reinstating the Port of Charleston.

The port was previously omitted from the service due to ongoing congestion along the US East Coast and was replaced by the Port of Norfolk.

The revised schedule is as follows: Kaohsiung (Taiwan) – Yantian (China) – Shanghai (China) – Pusan (South Korea) – Manzanillo (Mexico) – Savannah (US) – Charleston (US) – Manzanillo/Rodman – Kaohsiung.

The first vessel to sail on the route following this update will be the MV Basle Express V. 44EB which is scheduled to depart from Pusan on 20 July.

The German shipping also recently made changes to its West Africa Express (WAX) service, adding a call at Le Havre, France.

According to the carrier, the shift will provide customers with the opportunity of a direct product with a fast transit-time to Tema, Ghana & Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and Benelux.

The Le Havre call also aims to expand customer supply chain networks between the port and other destinations around the world.

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