Hamburg Süd and NYK introduce new Good Hope Express Service
Jul 28, 2003
Germany’s Hamburg Süd, which recently acquired the Taiwanese line Kien Hung) and Japan’s Nippon Yusen Kabushiki (NYK) have jointly announced a partnership in the Asia, South America East Coast and South Africa service, which will be known as the New Good Hope Express Service (NGX).
The frequency of the service as well as ship size and type remain unchanged from the previous Good Hope Service at 77 days round fixed-day weekly service utilising eleven 2,500 TEU ships.
The rotation is:
Shanghai – Pusan – Japan Ports – Keelung – Hong Kong – Singapore – Durban – Santos – Buenos Aires – Rio Grande – Itajai – Paranagua – Santos – Rio de Janeiro – Singapore – Hong Kong – Shanghai.
The new rotation means additional calls at Shanghai and Itajai, which is aimed at improving port coverage in response to customer requirements.
At the same time calls at Montevideo and Durban (on the South America - Asia leg) have been skipped because of heavy port congestion that affected the schedule reliability.