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MSC Revamps Transpacific Network Connection Asia and USA

[ June 18, 2022   //   ]

As part of its continuous efforts to adapt services to cater to market demand, MSC is launching its new Zephyr service and revamping its existing Santana and Sentosa services on its Asia-US network, connecting China and the United States, starting in July. The start of the Zephyr service from mid-July is subject to regulatory approval.
This new weekly service will enable MSC to offer direct connections from northern China and South Korea to the US Gulf Coast. It includes a direct call to Port Everglades, which until now as only been offered via transshipment. The following rotation will apply, with the first sailing of MSC Bremen, voyage 229A, ETD Shanghai on 20 July 2022: Shanghai – Ningbo – Busan – Cristobal – Houston – Port Everglades – Savannah – Lazaro Cardenas – Shanghai.
The existing Santana service rotation will be revised with the addition of Da Chan Bay in China, as well as calls at Baltimore and Boston in the United States. Da Chan Bay and Boston will be offered as direct calls from Asia to USEC, and no longer via transshipment. The full rotation is as follows, with the first sailing by MSC ELLEN, voyage 228A, ETD Haiphong on 15 July 2022. Haiphong – Da Chan Bay – Shanghai – Busan – Panama Canal – Charleston – Baltimore – New York – Boston – Suez Canal – Singapore – Haiphong.
The new Sentosa rotation will include two calls in China: Da Chan Bay and Shekou to increase the network coverage in China. The full rotation is as follows, with the first sailing by CONTI CHIVALRY, voyage 225A, with ETD Singapore on July 5, 2022: Port Klang – Singapore – Tanjung Pelepas – Laem Chabang – Vung Tau – Da Chan Bay – Shekou – Long Beach – Oakland – Vung Tau.