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Thamesport to lose its last three deep sea services

Thamesport to lose its last three deep sea services

The three services involved are:

  • Europe-USEC-US Gulf service (GAX), operated by Hapag-Lloyd with 3,200 teu ships. NYK, OOCL and ACL slots. Revised rotation: Antwerp, Bremerhaven, Southampton, Charleston, Port Everglades, Houston, Savannah, Norfolk, Antwerp.
  • North Europe-US Gulf-Mexico service (GuMex/GMX), operated by Hapag-Lloyd with 2,800 to 3,600 teu ships. OOCL slots. Revised rotation: Southampton, Antwerp, Bremerhaven, Le Havre, Vera Cruz, Altamira, Houston, New Orleans, Southampton.
  • Atlantic Express service (string of PAX), operated by Hapag-Lloyd with NYK 4,600 to 4,800 teu ships. OOCL and NYK slot on the whole service while ACL slots on the Europe-USEC leg only. Revised rotation: Southampton, Antwerp, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Halifax, New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Manzanillo (Panama). Far East, Tacoma, Oakland, Los Angeles, Manzanillo (Panama), Savannah, Norfolk, New York, Halifax, Southampton.

In February, the G6 alliance dropped Thamesport from its Asia-Europe Loop 5 and moved to Southampton, following the phasing in of 13,000 teu ships on the service that replaced 8,900 teu ships.

Evergreen also dropped the Thamesport calls on its Asia-Europe service CES in July. The service no longer features a UK call and Evergreen serves the UK via other loops that call at Felixstowe.

With the departure of the Grand Alliance transatlantic services in November, Thamesport will be left with only shortsea services operated by MacAndrews and BG Freight.

(Source: Alphaliner)