Three carriers respond to Maersk and Hamburg Süd's network upgrade

CMA CGM, Cosco and Evergreen are bolstering their existing route network between Asia and Latin America starting this April when Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd also launch their updated network.

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Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd's dominance on the routes between Asia and South America, where reefer shipping in particular plays a major part, will now be challenged by France's CMA CGM, Chinese Cosco and Taiwan's Evergreen.

The three carriers, which also partner in the Ocean Alliance, will from April 4 strengthen their route network between the two continents with three, new weekly services linking three ports in Mexico and four of the biggest ports on the South American west coast with ten ports in Asia.

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