Ocean Network Express (ONE) has announced that it is set to launch a new weekly Transatlantic service, East Mediterranean – America Service with COSCO Shipping Lines, OOCL and Yang Ming.
The Singapore-based shipping company said the first service will commence on April 2020 – subject to FMC filing – and is aimed to deliver a more efficient and comprehensive service network.
The EMA service, jointly operated by the four lines, will consist of six Panamax vessels.
The port rotation for the weekly service is Mersin – Haifa – Alexandria – Istanbul – Piraeus – Genoa – Algeciras - New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Algeciras – Mersin.
ONE said EMA, as a dedicated service between East Mediterranean and East Coast America, will offer competitive transit times and provide more service frequencies in the market.
By including Genoa and Algeciras port calls, it noted that the four lines will also engage in Genoa and Algeciras west bound service and provide diverse intra Mediterranean services through multi-stage utilization of the service.
"With the introduction of the new EMA service, the four lines are pleased to offer enhanced service quality by meeting customer’s demand in the niche market," ONE further said.