Port of Zeebrugge: services update
As from the beginning of May the members of the Ocean Alliance; being CMA/APL, COSCO, OOCL & EVERGREEN will introduce a second Far East loop out of Zeebrugge.
The largest vessels on their Europe – Asia trade lane will be used for this new routing with Zeebrugge as first port of call on the West Bound loop. The aim is to re-introduce Zeebrugge as one of the most important deep-sea terminals in Europe and to develop the port again as European gateway to transship cargo further to the UK , the Baltic region , Spain, Portugal & Russia. Although the exact transit times & routings are still uncertain for the time being , the main focus for the export will be the port of Shanghai , Singapore and Port Kelang, that will act as a hub to serve all the Southeast Asian outports. The terminal CSP Zeebrugge is investing strongly in the improvement of the intermodal connections by rail (dry cargo) & barge towards the European hinterland such as Dourges, Lille, Rekkem, Wielsbeke, Gent & Duisburg.
In total 3 services will be launched. Routing as follow:
FAL5: Shanghai – Ningbo – Xiamen – Yantian – Singapore – SUEZ Canal – Felixstowe – Zeebrugge – Gdansk – Wilhelmshaven – Piraeus – SUEZ Canal – Port Kelang – Hong Kong – Shanghai
FAL7: Xiamen - Nansha – Hong Kong – Yantian – Cai Mep – Port Kelang – SUEZ Canal – Piraeus – Hamburg – Rotterdam – Zeebrugge - Felixstowe – SUEZ Canal – Singapore – Yantian – Xiamen
PAD service: Zeebrugge - London Gateway - Rotterdam - Dunkirk - Le Havre - New York - Savannah - Cartagena - Papeete - Noumea - Brisbane - Sydney - Melbourne - Nelson - Tauranga - Manzanillo - Savannah - Philadelphia - Zeebrugge