New service connecting Europe and the UK with the US East Coast and Panama.
The New World Alliance (TNWA) – APL Co. Pte Ltd (APL), Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) – has announced the launch of a new trans-Atlantic service connecting Europe and the UK with the US East Coast and Panama.
The Americas Europe Express (AEE) service 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.
The Alliance will deploy high reefer capacity ships with an average effective capacity of 3,200 TEU. APL will operate three vessels, and HMM and MOL will operate one vessel each.
The AEE service rotation covers the following ports: Manzanillo (Panama), Charleston (US), New York (US), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Bremerhaven (Germany), Felixstowe (UK), New York (US), Charleston (US), and Manzanillo (Panama).
The services started on:
- Westbound: APL Shanghai, sailing from Rotterdam - 29 February, 2012;
- Eastbound: APL Indonesia, sailing from Manzanillo - 5 March, 2012.