All port coverage will be maintained by a new dedicated feeder service with a connection via Port Said that will be added to the Loop 4 of the G6 Alliance. The G6 Alliance’s Mediterranean service, EUM, will also provide a connection to the newly deployed Black Sea feeder through the existing Port Said call.
The rotation of the feeder service will be:
Port Said – Ashdod-Istanbul – Constanza – Odessa – Istanbul – Ashdod – Port Said.
The weekly service will provide a seamless coverage of the Black Sea with two vessels of approx. 3,000 teu.
After this service change, Alphaliner reports that OOCL will continue to serve the market via alternative service to the Black Sea through slots on the Zim’s ‘East Med-Black Sea Express’ (EMX). The EMX serves Haifa, Istanbul, Odessa, Novorossisk, Istanbul, Haifa, Nhava Sheva, Colombo, Port Kelang, achan Bay, Busan, Ningbo, Shanghai, Dachan Bay, Port Kelang, Haifa.
For OOCL, the EMX adds direct calls at Busan and Novorossisk (compared with the ABX calls) and also adds connection opportunities with the Indian subcontinent on the way back to the Far East. The first OOCL sailing on EMX is planned from Busan on 6 September with the ZIM SHEKOU