With its New Asia-Mediterranean Express (NMX), the specialist German shipping line will be expanding its regular services ’ currently 17 ’ to include a further link with Asia, starting in May.
On May 1 the San Pedro Bridge in Shanghai will start out on the NMX’ s first westbound voyage. The first eastbound departure will be inaugurated by the YM Hiroshima from Genoa on May 4.
A total of seven 3,500 teu container ships, in collaboration with K-Line and Yang Ming ’ both, like Senator Lines, members of the CKYHS Alliance Partnership, founded in 2001 ’ will run weekly departures to link the industrial centers of Asia and the Mediterranean on the following rotation:
Genoa ’ Fos ’ Valencia ’ Port Said ’ Singapore ’ Hong Kong ’ Shanghai ’ Ningbo ’ Xiamen ’ Kaohsiung ’ Yantian ’ Singapore ’ Jeddah ’ Port Said ’ Genoa.
As recently in November 2005 Senator Lines launched its twelfth service to Asia, with its China-Mediterranean Express (CMX).
‘Despite declining profitability in some sectors of Asian shipping, we are confident that China’s importance in international trade will continue to grow to an extent which will enable us to continue expanding our market position in Asian services in an efficient way,’ says CEO Hans-Hermann Mohr.
The German shipping line, which will be publishing its business results for 2005 at the start of May, further plans to extend its North-South services this year, and to expand its operations in the Middle East.