Chinese state-owned shipping company COSCO Shipping Lines, Hong Kong container shipping company Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), Japanese/Singapore container shipping company Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Taiwanese ocean shipping company Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation are to launch a new weekly Transatlantic service, East Mediterranean - America Service (EMA).
The first commencing voyage is scheduled to operate on April, 2020, subject to Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) filing.
The EMA service, jointly operated by the four lines, will consist of six Panamax vessels. The port rotation for the weekly service is Mersin - Haifa - Alexandria - Istanbul - Piraeus - Genoa - Algeciras - New York - Norfolk - Savannah - Algeciras - Mersin.
EMA, as a dedicated service between East Mediterranean and East Coast America, will offer competitive transit times and provide more service frequencies in the market.
By including Genoa and Algeciras port calls, the four lines will also engage in Genoa and Algeciras west bound service and provide diverse intra Mediterranean services through multi-stage utilization of the service.
With the introduction of the new EMA service, the four lines are pleased to offer enhanced service quality by meeting customer’s demand in the niche market.