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CMA, CGM, CSCL, OOCL, PIL launch North East Asia-OZ/NZ loop in November


CMA CGM, China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), Orient Overseas Container Lines (OOCL) and Pacific International Lines (PIL) will launch a north east Asia, Australia/New Zealand service from Shanghai in early November.

The new service will deploy seven 4,250-TEU ships, three of which will be provided by CMA CGM with two from OOCL and one each from CSCL and PIL.

The weekly service, which turns in 49 days, will replace the current the NZEX/ZN loops operated by CMA CGM and OOCL.

The new service promises more extensive port coverage in Asia and New Zealand and including a stop in an Australian port on the way from Asia, but port rotation has yet to be finalised.