Evergreen Line commenced a joint service with Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. and Cheng Lie Navigation Co., Ltd. covering key ports in North/Central China, Hong Kong, Philippines and Java. The purpose of the new service is to provide customers with a competitive service network linking these key ports.
The weekly intra-Asian service, known as CN1, will call at ports with the following rotation:
Qingdao- Shanghai- Ningbo-Hong Kong-Manila North Port -Manila South Port -Jakarta-Surabaya-Manila South Port-Hong Kong-Qingdao.
The service will utilize four 1,500-TEU vessels. Evergreen Line and Yang Ming Line will each have one vessel in the trade; Cheng Lie will have two.
The first sailing departed from Qingdao on October 6, 2008 and will was performed by Apollon I.