To meet market demands, Evergreen Line and Coscon will divide the existing Far East and South Africa/ East Coast South American (ESA) service, which is operated jointly by both carriers. The new routes effective mid-May will be the Far East – South America (ESA) service and Far East –Africa Express (FAX) service.
The new Far East – Africa Express (FAX) will start operation May 14. Evergreen Line and Coscon will dispatch eight vessels of 2,700 – 3,400 TEU. The port rotation is as follows:
Shanghai - Ningbo - Kaohsiung - Hong Kong - Yantian - Singapore - Tanjung Pelepas - Durban - Cape Town - Singapore - Kaohsiung - Shanghai.
The new Far East – South America (ESA) service will commence from May 15. Evergreen will deploy six ships and Coscon will deploy four vessels each of 3,500 TEU. The port rotation is as follows:
Shanghai - Ningbo - Yantian - Hong Kong - Singapore - Santos - Montevideo – Buenos Aires - Santos – Singapore – Hong Kong - Shanghai.
An Evergreen Line and Coscon statement said:
"Our customers need services that are transit time-competitive to meet their market demands. Dividing these two services will allow greatly flexibility and more expedient round-trip voyages."