Felixstowe welcomes new transatlantic service
A new Transatlantic service made its first call at Britain’s largest container port, Felixstowe, earlier this month as part of a link between northern Europe, the UK, a selection of US East Coast ports and Panama.
Operated by The New World Alliance Lines, the Americas Europe Express (AEE) service is the Alliance’s third transatlantic route complementing the two existing weekly services that also call at Felixstowe.
The service offers shippers competitive Westbound transit times (of eight days) between Felixstowe and New York.
The AEE service rotation is: Manzanillo (Panama), Charleston (USA), New York (USA), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Bremerhaven (Germany), Felixstowe (UK), New York (USA), Charleston (USA) and Manzanillo (Panama).
The Alliance of APL, Mitsui OSK Lines and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has deployed high-reefer-capacity ships on the weekly service with an average effective capacity of 3200 TEU (20-foot equivalent units, the standard measure of containers).
APL will supply three of the vessels deployed and HMM and MOL will contribute one each. As with the Alliance’s APX service that already calls at Felixstowe, Maersk Line will take slots.
The first Eastbound vessel is expected to arrive at the Suffolk port on 24 March.