Evergreen Line and Cosco Container Lines (COSCON) will launch a new joint service, the China South East Asia Express Service (CSE), expected to take effect from Shanghai on 26 July 2009.
The service will operate with four 2,100 TEU vessels. Evergreen will deploy one vessel and three ships will be supplied by COSCON.
The port rotation is as follows:
Shanghai - Dalian - Xingang - Qingdao - Ningbo - Manila (south) - Jakarta -
Singapore - Tanjung Pelepas - Port Kelang - Shanghai.
The company's spokesman says: "By working together, we hope to see significantly upgraded service coverage and more efficiently utilized capacity on the South East Asia market."