COSCO Container Lines (COSCON), the shipping line of China COSCO Holdings, will expand its space swap with China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) on the Asia-Europe and Asia-Mediterranean trades in 2012.
Through this cooperation, COSCON can enlarge port coverage, increase service frequency, and enhance transit time to some major calling ports, the company said in a statement on December 28.
The swap enables COSCON to provide three additional loops to the existing Asia-Europe and Asia-Mediterranean loops. Rotations of the new loops are as follows:
AEX1: Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian, Felixstowe, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Hong Kong, Shanghai.
AEX7: Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Hong Kong, Yantian, Port Kelang, Le Havre, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Port Kelang, Shanghai.
ABX: Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Singapore, Port Kelang, Damietta, Kumport, Constantza, Ilyichevsk, Damietta, Shanghai.