German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd plans to launch the SW Service, a new weekly shipping service linking North Europe, the Caribbean and West Coast South America, starting from February 2017.
The company said it will consolidate all its present services from North Europe to South America West Coast.
The new SW Service is planned to commence on February 8, 2017, in Valparaiso, Chile, with the northbound departure of M/V Valparaiso Express.
The first southbound sailing is expected to begin on March 7, 2017, in Rotterdam, with the same vessel.
Hapag-Lloyd said it will operate four out of nine ships with a capacity of 10,500 TEUs and 2,100 reefer plugs each.
In addition, the new SW Service will deploy two feeder vessels covering Paita in Peru and Guayaquil in Ecuador, synchronized with the mainline vessel in Buenaventura, Colombia.
The new service will call the ports of Rotterdam (Netherlands), London (United Kingdom), Hamburg (Germany), Antwerp (Belgium), Le Havre (France), Caucedo (Dominican Republic), Cartagena (Colombia), Manzanillo, PA (Mexico), Buenaventura (Colombia), Guayaquil (Ecuador), Paita, Callao (Peru), Puerto Angamos, Valparaiso (Chile).