Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) will introduce two new Asia to South America East Coast and the Caribbean direct services beginning in June 2019.
“With our focus to expand our business network in the Latin America market and to meet the growing demand for quality services in this region, OOCL is pleased to announce two new services, namely the Transpacific Latin Atlantic 2 (TLA2) and Transpacific Latin Caribbean 1 (TLC1), beginning in June 2019,” OOCL stated.
The carrier expects the new routes to offer competitive services with direct calls to strategic ports such as Santos, Navegantes, Manzanillo, Cartagena, Kingston, and Caucedo.
The port rotation for TLC1, effective with containership Cosco Beijing departing Singapore on 30 May, is Singapore, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Ningbo, Shanghai, Qingdao, Busan, Manzanillo (Mexico), Balbao, Manzanillo (Panama), Cartagena, Kingston, Caucedo and back to Singapore.
The TLC1 will first begin its services between Asia and Mexico, Panama and Colombia from June, while services to Jamaica and Dominican Republic will commence within the following two months.
The port rotation for TLA2, effective with Cosco New York departing Qingdao on 27 June, is Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Singapore, Sepetiba, Santos, Paranagua, Itapoa, Navegantes, Itajai, Santos, Singapore, Hong Kong and back to Qingdao.