With the TAURUS – 14.424 TEU, belonging to the OCEAN Alliance, the first containership in the new Asia service Loop 7 has berthed in the Port of Hamburg. This service is part of the new Day 3 Product, with which the Alliance consisting of CMA CGM, Cosco, Evergreen and OOCL is entering its third year.
With DAY 3, the OCEAN Alliance has 330 containerships in 38 services, increasing its transport capacity to 3.8 million TEU. With Loop 7, six out of seven OCEAN Alliance Asia-North Europe services call at the Port of Hamburg. In total 21 liner services currently sail between Hamburg and the Far East, of which 14 are container liner services.
The new Asia-North Europe service Loop 7 is served by ten Evergreen units between 13,000 and 14,000 TEU linking Hamburg weekly with Port Klang, Ningbo, Shanghai, Kaohsiung, Shekou and Colombo among other ports. The transit time from Colombo or Shekou to Hamburg is scheduled at 21 and 29 days respectively. Transport from Hamburg to Port Klang takes 28 days. The entire round voyage lasts 70 days.