Sunday, March 23, 2014

New Freight Service from Container Shipping Groups

Lines from Three Continents to Serve China to Red Sea
Shipping News Feature

ASIA – RED SEA – French box carrier CMA CGM has introduced its new Asia Southern Red Sea Express (REX3), a fixed-day weekly service that will commence May 8, 2014. The new routing will be in conjunction with United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) and China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) and is in answer to the growing demand and customer requirements in the Red Sea market.

CMA CGM says the new deployment will better serve customers by providing competitive transit times between ports in Asia and Red Sea and will also benefit Red Sea exporters in minimising their transit time through the improved port coverage.

The French line says the new service is in addition to its existing Asia Northern Red Sea Express (REX2) which together will improve the company’s port coverage to meet the growing demand and client requirements in the Red Sea market. The New REX3 port rotation will be:

Xiamen – Yantian – Shekou – Port Kelang – Djibouti - Jeddah– Port Sudan – Djibouti – Port Kelang – Xiamen. Photo: Port Sudan at night.