HMM to Launch Asia-North Europe Route

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) plans to launch a standalone Asia-North Europe service in April that promises industry-leading transit times between Busan and Rotterdam. Branded as the ‘Asia-Europe Express’ (AEX), the new service will turn in 10 weeks with 10 classic panamax ships of 4,700 teu, according to Alphaliner, calling at Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Yantian, Singapore, Colombo, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Felixstowe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Busan.