UASC and Hanjin to extend their India-Med-US service

Time:2009-08-17 Browse:24 Author:RISINGSUN

THE United Arab Shipping Company`s (USAC) AEC service is to be extended rather than split into two loops.
Currently co-loaded with Korea`s Hanjin Shipping, the service will be jointly extended with an extra Far East-Med loop on its IMS service instead, reports Paris-based AXS-Alphaliner News.
The India-Med-US route run by the carriers UASC, Hanjin, Yang Ming Line and "K" Line will now extend to cover the following port rotation in the Far East: Xingang, Hakata, Busan, Xiamen, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Its inaugural sailing deployed by 4,253-TEU UASC Shuwaikh on the extended India Med-US loop and will now be named the AUP, the multitrade Asia-USA pendulum with swings between Japan and the US east coast view Suez. This will also include extra FE-Middle East-India loop, an extra FE-Med loop and an east Asia-USEC connection via Suez.
Turnaround is in 13 weeks with thirteen 3,800-4,250 TEU ships, of which three are Hanjin, and the others are on long term charter with UASC, according to earlier reports.
Previously UASC launched a connecting service for Middle East, Pakistan and Western India to Europe through a slot allocation on the Europe-Middle East-India subcontinent service jointly operated by Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Sud (IOS) with a further intra Med dedicated feeder service deploying a chartered 803-TEU Belga Stimulation and a 750-TEU Henrike Schepers to launch late summer.