Hanjin, Hyundai and Yang Ming to collaborate on new Far East – Latin America service

Hanjin Shipping, Hyundai Merchant Marine and Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp., have announced that they are to collaborate on a new Far East – West Coast of Central and South America service.

​Named West Latin Express (WLX) or South America Loop 2 (SAL2), the new service will be operated with 10 vessels of 4,500 – 5,500 TEU on a weekly basis.

The final port rotation is listed as below:

Kaohsiung – Shekou – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Manzanillo, Mexico –​ Buenaventura, Colombia –​ Callao, Peru –​ Valparaiso, Chile –​ Lirquen, Chile –​ Manzanillo, Mexico – Pusan – Kaohsiung

Meanwhile, Hanjin believe that the introduction of this new service will improve transit times and provide extensive port coverage from Asia to the West Coast of Latin America including Mexico, and vice versa.