Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will launch a new service connecting Asia with the United States, called Zephyr.

It will also renew its Santana and Sentosa lines that cover routes between the same continents. The start of the Zephyr service from mid-July is subject to regulatory approval.

“This new weekly service will allow us to offer direct connections from northern China and South Korea to the US Gulf Coast, including a direct call to Port Everglades, which until now was only offered via transhipment. The first departure will be from MSC Bremen, voyage 229A, ETD Shanghai on July 20, 2022,” the liner said.

The rotation will be Shanghai – Ningbo – Busan – Cristobal – Houston – Port Everglades – Savannah – Lazaro Cardenas – Shanghai.

Santana’s existing service rotation will be revised with the addition of Da Chan Bay in China, as well as calls at Baltimore and Boston in the US. The full rotation is as follows, with the first sailing of MSC Ellen from Haiphong on 15 July 15 – Haiphong – Da Chan Bay – Shanghai – Busan – Panama Canal – Charleston – Baltimore – New York¬†– New York – Boston – Suez Canal – Singapore – Haiphong.

For Sentosa, the new rotation will include two calls in China, Da Chan Bay and Shekou to increase network coverage in China. The first sailing will be on the  Conti Chivalry from Singapore on 5 July. The revised service will call Port Klang РSingapore РTanjung Pelepas РLaem Chabang РVung Tau РDa Chan Bay РShekou РLong Beach РOakland РVung Tau.

Source : Seatrade-Maritime