CMA CGM announced changes to come on its shipping services connecting North Europe with Asia.
New rotation on FAL 1: Starting in Hamburg on May 26, 2016 with m/v CMA CGM VASCO DE GAMA voy. 087 FLE, FAL 1 will include a new call at Jebel Ali on its rotation, now becoming the only service to offer connections with Middle East Gulf ports as follows:
Southampton - Dunkerque - Hamburg - Rotterdam - Zeebrugge - Le Havre - Malta - Khor Fakkan - Jebel Ali - Shanghai - Tianjin Xingang - Dalian - Busan - Qingdao - Shanghai - Ningbo - Yantian - Port Kelang - Algeciras - Southampton.
New rotation on FAL 23: Starting in Hamburg on May 25, 2016 with m/v SALAHUDDIN voy. 056FFE, FAL 23 will add a new call at Hong Kong and sail directly via the Cape of Good Hope on its way back to Asia, as follows:
Antwerp - Hamburg - Felixstowe - Rotterdam - Le Havre - Port Kelang - Chiwan - Hong Kong - Shanghai - Ningbo - Yantian - Vung Tau - Port Kelang - Le Havre - Rotterdam - Antwerp.
New FAL 7 service: Starting in Rotterdam on June 8, 2016 with m/v APL SENTOSA voy. 002PFE, FAL 7 will offer a service between China and North Europe, including calls at Gdansk (Poland) and Gothenburg (Sweden), and will have the following rotation:
Qingdao - Shanghai - Ningbo - Hong Kong - Yantian - Singapore - Rotterdam - Hamburg - Gdansk - Gothenburg - Antwerp - Southampton - Singapore - Yantian - Qingdao.
New rotation on EPIC: EPIC will stop calling at Beirut and Port Said and add a new Eastbound call at Jeddah on its rotation. Last voyage with the old rotation pattern will be performed by m/v CMA CGM TOSCA voy. 093EPE, in Southampton on May 14, 2016. New rotation will start in Southampton on May 21st, 2016 with m/v UASC AL KHOR voy. 095EPE, as follows:
Southampton - Rotterdam - Hamburg - Antwerp - Dunkerque - Le Havre - Jeddah - Djibouti - Khor Fakkan - Jebel Ali - Port Qasim - Nhava Sheva - Mundra - Jeddah - Malta -Tanger - Southampton.