The agreement covers the Asia-Europe, Asia-Mediterranean, Transpacific and Asia-U.S. East Coast trades. It consists of a combination of vessel-sharing, slot-exchange and slot-charter agreements. On the Asia-Europe trade, the partners are offering four weekly services in addition to two existing services, making for six departures weekly. In the Asia-Mediterranean trade, they are operating four weekly services – two to the Mediterranean, one to the Adriatic and one to the Black Sea. In the Transpacific trades, there are four weekly services to California and one to the Pacific Northwest (covering both the U.S. and Canada). And on the Asia-U.S. East Coast route, they are offering one service via the Suez Canal, and one dedicated to the Gulf of Mexico. Agreements in the Transatlantic trade are being finalized and will be announced soon, the lines said.
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