Container carriers launch price war on the Atlantic

The Transatlantic will be the next battleground for the container carriers, says Alphaliner in a new analysis. Several carriers, led by Germany's Hapag-Lloyd, will deploy new capacity on the trade.

Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

The routes on the Transatlantic could very well become the next battleground for container carriers this year as numerous carriers are gearing up to deploy new capacity, reports Alphaliner in a new analysis published Tuesday.

Hapag-Lloyd is one of several players who have announced a new service between North Europe and the US East Coast as an addition to the collaboration with the G6 alliance. The new service, named AX4, will link Bremerhaven, Le Havre and Rotterdam to Savannah and New York, and the service will operate four vessels of 2,500 teu, starting April 28th.

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