Monday, July 8, 2013

New Port Rotation for Asia - Australia Container Shipping Trade

NEAX Service Partners Advise of Improved Options
Shipping News Feature

ASIA – AUSTRALIA – Evergreen, one of the five container shipping line partners which make up the North East Asia Australia service (NEAX), advise us there will be service adjustments commencing on the 4th August from Yokohama. Evergreen says the service adjustment will not only improve schedule integrity but will also provide a direct link from Qingdao and shorten the transit time from Shanghai and Ningbo to Australian ports.

The new schedule from the joint service partners, Evergreen, NYK, MOL, K LINE and OOCL, will run as follows:

Yokohama - Osaka - Pusan – Qing, adding the dao - Shanghai - Ningbo - Melbourne - Sydney - Brisbane before returning to Yokohama.

On the same day Evergreen will commence a slot charter arrangement with COSCO adding the new Sino Australia Service (SAS) to its range of routes. The SAS port rotation will be:

Ningbo - Shanghai - Xiamen - Shekou - Hong Kong - Sydney - Melbourne - Brisbane - Ningbo.

The Taiwan based carrier says that the changes are in line with its policies to react swiftly to the perceived requirements of customers and to optimise its network services accordingly. A company statement says that, with the new adjustments, Evergreen customers with Asia-Australia trade requirements will benefit from not only improved service between the line’s current scheduled port pairings but also from the addition of port options.

 Photo: The Polish built brig STS Kaisei passes an Evergreen box ship during a tall ships event in California in 2008. Reproduced courtesy of Jef Poskanzer.