New China service calling at EUROGATE Terminal
The container ship APL Cyprine has opened the new “SCX South China Europe Express”, operated by New World Alliance jointly with CMA-CGM and Norasia
Bremen/Hamburg, 05 August 2004 +++ A new China service is calling at the EUROGATE Container Terminal in Hamburg. The first dispatch took place today of the container ship APL Cyprine (5,016 TEU), one of a total of four ships on the new SCX South China Europe Express route. This new regular service, operated by five shipping lines –APL, HHM and MOL, CMA-GM and Norasia – will service the ports of Chiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Salalah, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam and Hamburg. Along with the four APL ships, the new joint SCX South China Express service will initially be using two CMA-CGM ships and one Norasia vessel. The SCX service means that APL will be extending its schedule of departures to and from the ports of South China.
The particular characteristics of the EUROGATE Container Terminal are flexibility, a high level of productivity and good dispatch times – so says Detlev Kerber, Managing Director of APL Co. in Germany. All this puts the EUROGATE terminals at the top of the league in a comparison with other European terminals, he adds. EUROGATE expects additional handling of some 150,000 TEUs a year from the new service.