Hamburg S’d, Alian’a and Costa Container Lines to upgrade the East Coast South America - Gulf and Caribbean Services
Hamburg, 18. February 2008. With a view to further improving the quality and range of service offered in the trade between the East Coast of South America and the North Coast of South America, Central America, US Gulf and Caribbean, Hamburg S’d, Alian’a and Costa Container Lines (CCL) will combine and upgrade their current services.
Effective beginning of March 2008, the new combined operation will offer 3 slings deploying a total of 14 vessels, covering a vast combination of ports with improved transit-times.
Sling 1 will consist of seven 2,200 TEU vessels with the following rotation: Rio Grande, Paranagua, Itajai, Santos, Puerto Cabello, Cartagena, Veracruz, Altamira, Houston, Manzanillo (Panama), Cartagena, Puerto Cabello, La Guaira, Suape, Santos and Rio Grande.
Sling 2 will consist of six 1,600 TEU vessels with the following, rotation: Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Puerto Cabello Cartagena, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Havana, Veracruz, Altamira, Cartagena, Puerto Cabello and Santos.
Sling 3 will consist of one 1,400 TEU vessel, with the following rotation: Cartagena, Manzanillo, Puerto Limon, Rio Haina and Cartagena.
The new improved services will also benefit from Hamburg S’d and CCL’s extensive transshipment network in the Caribbean as well as comprehensive additional coverage in South America via Alian’a's connections.