Friday, April 1, 2016

MSC Announces New Container Freight Options Between Asia and US

Amberjack and Lone Star Express Routes Open Next Month
Shipping News Feature
US – ASIA – Swiss headquartered Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced two new services to supplement its existing ‘America’ and ‘Empire’ options. The ‘Lone Star Express’ will operate between Asia and the US Gulf whilst at the same time, MSC’s Everglades service will be renamed ‘Amberjack’ and restructured to include a call to New York, an adjustment which the container freight carrier says ensures both services will operate at optimum efficiency.

All changes will be in effect from the first week of May 2016 (departing Asia). Lone Star Express is designed to become a new Gateway to/from the US Gulf in anticipation of increased demand and both it and Amberjack will continue to be supported by the America and Empire services currently in operation. MSC now provides four weekly services between Asia and the East Coast of the United States.

Highlights of the service changes are as follows with full details and transit times available on MSCs dedicated webpage.

  • Lone Star Express - First sailing: ETD Qingdao 2nd May 2016, M/V TBN 618E Port Rotation: Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Yantian, Busan, Cristobal, Houston, Mobile, Miami, Balboa, Busan
  • Amberjack - First Sailing: ETD Xingang 6th May, M/V Grasmere Maersk 618E Port Rotation: Xingang, Qingdao, Shanghai, Busan, Savannah, New York, Charleston, Jacksonville, Freeport