Hapag-Lloyd launches new service

HAPAG-LlOYD will launch its new China Germany Express (CGX) service on April 1, 2022, which provides a fast connection from Dachan Bay to Hamburg.

Andreas Buetfering, Senior Director of Trade Management Far East at Hapag-Lloyd, said: “Keeping in mind our customers’ freight planning and the high demand for container transport, we have developed this new service for Sino-German company that is committed to responding to current market challenges”.

Hapag-Lloyd, one of the world’s leading liner shipping companies, will offer the new CGX service as a two-port loop product in April. The new service will provide another gateway to and from southern China and connect directly to northern Europe each week. This will allow customers to benefit from intermodal capacities in Dashan Bay and Hamburg and to access markets in Central and Eastern Europe.

“We are addressing these challenges by offering our customers a fast new connection between China and Europe while reducing complexities and increasing reliability for them,” Mr. Buetfering said.

The company said the CGX service will operate eight Panamax vessels and replace Hapag-Lloyd’s Far East Loop 6, 7 and 8 services from next month, resulting in a seamless transition to a product that enables better planning. long-term freight. The CGX will offer regular weekly departures with a solid transit time of 27 days.

The first westbound sailing, Dachan Bay to Hamburg, is scheduled for April 2022, and the first eastbound sailing, Hamburg to Dachan Bay, begins in May.

Hapag-Lloyd has a fleet of 257 modern container ships and a total transport capacity of 1.8 million TEUs. It has a container capacity of approximately 3 million TEUs, including one of the largest and most modern reefer container fleets.

It has a total of 129 regular lines worldwide and provides fast and reliable connections between more than 600 ports on all continents. The shipping company is one of the main operators on transatlantic, Middle Eastern, Latin American and intra-American trades.

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