HMM, Hanjin and Yang Ming to launch joint transpacific service

Hyundai Merchant Marine, Hanjin Shipping and Yang Ming Marine Transportation Corp. have announced that they will launch a joint Far East-Central and South America sea freight service in July, 2015.

Named the West Latin Express (WLX), the service will be operated with 10 vessels of 5,500 TEU on a weekly basis. The port rotation is as below:

Shekou, China; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Ningbo, China; Shanghai, China; Busan, South Korea; Manzanillo, Mexico; Buenaventura, Colombia; Callao, Peru; Valparaiso, Chile; San Vicente, Chile; Manzanillo; Busan; Shekou.

Meanwhile, partner carriers expect the introduction of the service to improve transit times and provide port coverage from Asia to the west coast of Latin America and vice versa.

To find out more about trade in Latin America please take a look at Ti’s latest report Latin American Transport and Logistics 2015.