From mid-September Hamburg Süd is offering an upgraded service between Asia and Australia/New Zealand (ANZL). Tasman Orient Line and Hapag-Lloyd will be partners on a slot-charter basis.
Five new 1,800 TEU chartered vessels will be phased into the fixed-day weekly service with an enhanced port rotation, replacing five smaller ships. Featuring 400 reefers slots apiece and a service speed of 21 knots, the newbuildings will provide the most comprehensive express service in the trade between Asia and Australia/New Zealand.
The new joint service has the following port rotation: Yokohama – Kobe – Shanghai – Hong Kong – Brisbane – Tauranga – Lyttleton – New Plymouth – Yokohama.
Additional origins and destinations throughout Asia and Australasia are quickly and easily available through connections to the expanded Hamburg Süd network. Tailor-made for this trade, these new vessels will also allow Hamburg Süd the flexibility to call at additional ports throughout the year in order to cover specific seasonal customer requirements.
This further enhancement of the service underlines Hamburg Süd’s commitment to provide its customers with fast and direct connections between Asia, Australia and New Zealand. At the same time the shipping group, backed by its network of owned offices, is seeking to expand its range of quality services to the entire Asian market, as well as to Australia and New Zealand.