Hanjin, Cosco to Start Far East to Houston Loop
Updated: 16h37 - 23/06/2012
CKYH Green Alliance members will deploy eight 4,000-TEU ships on service

Hanjin Shipping and Cosco Container Lines plan to launch a new service between the Far East, Panama and Houston at the end of April.

The two carriers, part of the CKYH Green Alliance among Cosco, “K” Line, Yang Ming and Hanjin, will deploy eight Panamax container ships with capacities of 4,000 20-foot equivalent units apiece on the new service. Cosco will deploy two of the ships, and Hanjin six.

 Cosco calls the new service the Gulf of Mexico Express (GME), and Hanjin, the All Water Gulf of Mexico (AWT).

The port rotation will be: Busan, Shanghai (Waigaoqiao Terminal), Ningbo, Xiamen, Yantian, Colon, Houston and back to Busan.

 This new service will cover the Gulf of Mexico and the southern part of the U.S. (Houston area) including the Caribbean Sea region offering wide service coverage with feeder network.

It is designed to provide a transit time of 24 days from Yantian to Houston and 27 days from East China to Houston.

Hanjin this week announced plans for two other joint services between Asia and the U.S. West Coast.


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