From 1 April 2022, Hapag-Lloyd will offer the new China Germany Express (CGX) service as a two-port loop product.

The new service will connect Southern China directly with Northern Europe on a weekly basis.

The German shipping company said it would allow customers to benefit from the intermodal capabilities in Dachan Bay and Hamburg – and to also gain access to Central and Eastern European markets.

“With our customers’ cargo planning and the strong demand for container transports in mind, we have developed this new service for China-Germany relations that pays attention to addressing the current market challenges,” said Andreas Buetfering, Senior Director Trade Management Far East at Hapag-Lloyd.

“We meet these challenges by offering our customers a new and fast connection between China and Europe whilst at the same time reducing complexities and increasing reliability for them.”

The new China Germany Express (CGX) service will operate with eight Panamax vessels and replace Hapag-Lloyd’s Far East Loop 6, 7 and 8 services from April 2022.

The CGX will provide regular weekly departures with a 27 day-transit time.

The first westbound sailing – Dachan Bay to Hamburg – is scheduled for beginning of April 2022, and the first eastbound sailing – Hamburg to Dachan Bay – for beginning of May 2022.

Source: Seatrade Maritime News