Home » Breaking News, Maritime » New Asia-Red Sea loop to be launched

CMA CGM is launching a new direct service on the Asia-Red Sea route this month after stopping its old service in June.

The new service—REX 2—will replace the REX 1 service that was operated under a vessel sharing agreement (VSA) with APL and that ceased operating at the end of June.

The REX 2 will be under a VSA among CMA CGM, Hanjin Shipping, CSCL and Yang Ming. Launching is on July 22, 2012, Marseilles, France-based CMA CGM said in a press statement.

Port rotation is Shanghai, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Skekou, Singapore, Jeddah, Sokhna, and Aqaba.

The carrier said it will deploy one vessel with a capacity of 3,900 standard containers on the lane.

The new REX 2 lane is allowing CMA CGM to remain active on this major trade with a dedicated loop from the Far East to the Red Sea market, the company said.

“It was essential for CMA CGM to offer again Egypt and Jordan calls with a direct and improved service from Asia,” said Stéphane Courquin, vice president for CMA CGM Asia MED & NAF lines.


Photo: archer10

One Response to “New Asia-Red Sea loop to be launched”

  1. With the launching of Asia-Red sea route it will provide major competitive abilities for sea logistics.This route will help in providing consistent service, reliability, competition, short sea shipping and will be beneficial to both Asian and European countries.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

8 − one =