Last week AGCT received the CMA CGM Rodolphe, first vessel deployed in the Ocean Alliance direct service from Far East which is again using the Suez transit.

The Ocean Alliance has recently removed Port Said from the rotation of its East Mediterranean – Far East Phoenician Express (BEX) and added calls at the Lebanese ports of Beirut and Tripoli, plus a second call to Alexandria. As mentioned, it has also reverted back to Red Sea transit, with a return to the Jeddan eastbound call. As a result of these changes, the revised itinerary is:

Shanghai – Ningbo – Pusan – Shenzhen (Shekou) – Singapore – Aleksandria – Beirut – Tripoli – Koper – Trieste – Rijeka – Aleksandria – Jeddah – Port Kelang – Shenzhen (Shekou) - Shanghai

With the return to using Suez, the service now offers unrivalled direct link from Far East to Adriatic with shortest transit times. By adding new ports to rotation, it also offers new direct services connecting Adriatc to Egypt and Lebanon.

For more information, please refer to below published official CMA CGM Customer Advisory and Flyer.