The collaboration is leveraging the unique strengths and competitive advantages of both companies and aims to provide the market with a superior feeder network. Under this strategic cooperation, both companies will share space on their feeder services. Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express have also already ushered in a new Intra-Asia service, the Bohai Feeder (BHX) in August, and will further introduce a new Intra-Europe service, the North Sea Poland Express (NPX), in mid-October to further enhance its existing feeder network.
As the first step, the cooperation will cover specific Intra-Europe (BAX, NBS, NPX, REX, SDX, ADX, LEX) and Intra-Asia (BHX, HAS, PID) feeder trade lanes. The collaboration has already started in the Intra-Asia trade in August and will commence in the Intra-Europe trade in October. The collaboration will be further expanded into other key areas in due course.
“This new cooperation strengthens Hapag-Lloyd’s and Ocean Network Express’s footprints in Europe as well as expands both companies’ service portfolios in Asia. With this new cooperation we are able to offer our customers worldwide a far better and consistent feeder network”, says Rolf Habben Jansen, Chief Executive Officer of Hapag-Lloyd.
Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express also operate together within THE Alliance and cooperate on their Latin America, Africa and Indian Subcontinent trades.
Source: Maritime Shipping News