Asia -Europe container trade new entrant China United Lines (CULines) is increasing frequency and capacity of its service on the trade starting from June.

To meet the customers’ demands in Asia-Europe Express Service (AEX service), CULines will provide more space as from June by upgrading the frequency from monthly to bi-weekly, and have another two 4,250 teu containerships joining the current two same type vessels on AEX service.

The upgraded AEX will connect the main ports in the Far East including Shanghai – Ningbo – Xiamen – Nansha – Yantian – Ho Chi Minh City, and the three European base ports of Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp.

Additionally, CULines will set up a joint venture company, CULines Europe GMBH, with Menzell & Dohle, agent under containership operator Peter Dohle Group to provide service locally at the European ports.

In January this year, CULines made it first entry into European market.

Source: Seatrade-Maritime