Container lines Hanjin Shipping, Hyundai Merchant Marine and Yang Ming Marine Transportation Corp. are going to launch a new Far East – West Coast of Central and South America service effective on July 11th, 2015.
Named West Latin Express ( WLX) or South America Loop 2(SA2), the new service will be operated with 10 vessels of 4,500 – 5,500 TEU on a weekly basis.
“Partner carriers believe that the introduction of this new service will improve transit times and provide extensive port coverage from Asia to the West Coast of Latin America including Mexico, and vice versa,” a joint press statement reads.
The port rotation is as below:
Shekou – Kaohsiung – Ningbo – Shanghai – Busan – Manzanillo, Mexico – Buenaventura, Colombia – Callao, Peru – Valparaiso, Chile – San Vicente, Chile – Manzanillo, Mexico – Busan – Shekou.