Original news was published on 23 July, 2014
TAIWAN's Evergreen Line is to resume services of direct connections to Far East-Southern Red Sea in a joint service with CMA CGM, UASC and CSCL on their REX 3/ARC 2 service following its suspension of services three years ago.
The re-branded ARC service will deploy seven vessels downsizing from the 6,000-7,000 TEU range to vessels of 4,250 TEU.
ARC turns in 49 days and rotates through Xiamen, Shenzhen-Yantian, Shenzhen-Shekou, Port Kelang, Djibouti, Jeddah, Port Sudan, Djibouti, Port Kelang and back to Xiamen.
The first sailing from Xiamen was scheduled for July 24 deploying the 4,404-TEU CMA CGM Amber, according to Alphaliner.
The reviving of the service will complement its existing Far East-Red Sea service (FRS) jointly operated with Cosco to focus on northern Red Sea ports.
Evergreen's closure of its 'REX 3/SRS 2' service in May this year will be compensated by its new slot arrangement with UASC allowing it direct connections to Far East-southern Red Sea.