Liner carrier Evergreen said it will join forces with COSCO and Zim to operate a new service between the Far East - South America Service (ESA).
Evergreen said the new loop will link China, Singapore and South America's east coast from May 11.
A total of 10 ships of 8,500-TEU capacities will be deployed on the new ESA service, replacing the existing fleet of 3,000-TEU vessels. Evergreen will provide five of these ships, COSCO three and Zim the remaining two.
The Brazilian ports of Rio Grande and Itapoa will be added to the current service rotation, which becomes Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian, Hong Kong, Singapore, Santos, Paranagua, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Rio Grande, Itapoa, Santos, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai. - Chris Dupin