Liner giants Ocean Network Express (ONE), Hapag-Lloyd and Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) have expanded their partnership in the Asia-South America trade lane with a new service.
The service will connect Asia with the east coast of South America, calling major ports in Korea, China, Singapore, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and South Africa.
It is scheduled to start in the second week of December, launching from Pusan.
“The new product offers market leading transit times, reliable on-time service between Asia and the east coast of South America and enhanced inbound coverage for Santa Catarina state,” ONE said announcing the service.
Since launching in April this year, ONE has been pretty busy in fine-tuning its services and has not shied away from cooperation with liner counterparts.
Specifically, the latest cooperation is being announced just one month after ONE joined forces with Hapag-Lloyd on provision of feeder services. The cooperation covers specific Intra-Europe and Intra-Asia feeder trade lanes.
Back in September, the two liners, together with Yang Ming, teamed up with CMA CGM, COSCO, OOCL to enhance their Mediterranean-US East Coast service.
Under the agreement, the parties said they would improve their AL6 (Atlantic 6) service, by combining their assets into one larger loop with a deployment of six 8,000-TEU vessels.