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TNWA launches new trans-Atlantic service

The New World Alliance (TNWA)—consisting of APL Co Pte Ltd (APL), Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL)—has launched a new trans-Atlantic service connecting Europe and the United Kingdom with the US East Coast and Panama.

Called the Americas Europe Express (AEE) service, it is TNWA’s third dedicated trans-Atlantic service. It offers multiple weekly sailings from major US and European ports, as well as competitive transit times from Latin America to North Europe via the trans-shipment hub in Panama.

TNWA will deploy high-reefer-capacity ships with an average effective capacity of 3,200 TEU. APL will operate three vessels, and HMM and MOL each will operate one vessel.

The AEE service rotation covers these ports: Manzanillo (Panama), Charleston (US), New York (US), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Bremerhaven (Germany), Felixstowe (UK), New York (US), Charleston (US), and Manzanillo (Panama).

Start dates for the service are:

•Westbound—APL Shanghai, sailing from Rotterdam, February 29, 2012

•Eastbound—APL Indonesia, sailing from Manzanillo, March 5, 2012

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