Yang Ming, Hanjin Shipping, Hyundai Merchant Marine and United Arab Shipping Co. will start a service connecting ports in East and Southeast Asia to the Adriatic Sea, Yang Ming said Friday.
The service, dubbed AAX by Yang Ming, will be operated with eight Panamax vessels, with a rotation of Pusan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian, Singapore, Colombo, Jeddah, Port Said, Alexandria, Mersin, Koper, Trieste, Rijeka, Venice, Port Said, Singapore, Hong Kong and Pusan.
The service begins May 30. The exact vessel sizes to be used weren’t immediately clear, nor which of the carriers would provide the vessels. Yang Ming said each of the four carriers would provide ships.
Yang Ming and Hanjin are members of the CKYH Alliance, while Hyundai is a member of the New World Alliance.