We got the following news from OOCL:
OOCL to launch a joint service between North East Asia, Australia and New Zealand with CMA CGM, CSCL and PIL
Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is pleased to announce a co-operation with CMA CGM S.A. (CMA CGM), China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) and Pacific International Lines (PIL) on a new service in the North East Asia, Australia and New Zealand trades commencing from Shanghai in early November.
The new service will be operated with 7 vessels of 4,250 TEU nominal capacity, of which three (3) vessels will be provided by CMA CGM, two (2) vessels by OOCL and one (1) vessel each by CSCL and PIL. It will be replacing the current “ANZEX” / “NZN” service operated by CMA CGM & OOCL.
The weekly service will turn around in 49 days, offering an extensive port coverage in Asia and New Zealand and including a stop in Australian port on the way from Asia. The full port rotation and phase in plan will be confirmed by end of the month once final arrangements are made.
The Line is aimed to provide our customers with a direct, reliable and competitive service for both southbound and northbound legs between North East Asia and New Zealand.
“Orient Overseas Container Line” and “OOCL” are trade names for transportation provided separately by: Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (“OOCLL”) and OOCL (Europe) Limited respectively and both are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Orient Overseas (International) Limited, a public company (0316) listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Headquartered in Hong Kong, OOCL is one of the world’s largest integrated international container transportation and logistics companies, with more than 320 offices in 65 countries. Linking Asia, Europe, North America, the Mediterranean, the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East and Australia/New Zealand, the company offers transportation services to all major east/west trading economies of the world. OOCL is one of the leading international carriers serving China, providing a full range of logistics and transportation services throughout the country. It is also an industry leader in the use of information technology and e-commerce to manage the entire cargo process. (http://www.oocl.com/)