18,980-TEU CSCL Indian Ocean sets for to service Asia-Europe trade


THE new 18,980-TEU CSCL India Ocean is to join the Asia-north Europe service offered in partnership with CMA CGM and UASC in the Ocean Three alliance, named respectively FAL 8 by CSCL, AEX 1 and AEC 1.

Initially, the ships valued at US$136.59 million per unit were ordered at 18,400 TEU in 2013 from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).

She follows the CSCL Pacific Ocean delivered in December.

The service is one of four Asia-North Europe loops started earlier in January within the O3 agreement. The loop will also be used by Cosco, Yang Ming, Hanjin Shipping and Taiwan's Evergreen under separate slot agreements, reported Alphaliner.

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