Evergreen Line is to join forces with COSCO and ZIM in order to upgrade the fleet operating its Far East – South America Service (ESA). Linking China, Singapore and the East Coast of South America from May 11th, 2013, the new loop will enable Evergreen Line to meet the growing demand on this trade and provide customers with an evermore efficient service.
A total of ten ships of 8,500 teu will be deployed on the new ESA service, replacing the existing fleet of 3,000 teu vessels. Evergreen Line will provide five of these ships, COSCO three and ZIM the remaining two. The Brazilian ports of Rio Grande and Itapoa will be added to the current service rotation, which becomes: Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian, Hong Kong, Singapore, Santos, Paranagua, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Rio Grande, Itapoa, Santos, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai.