Assures continuity of service to East Coast

Global container shipping line APL announced a new cooperation with Mediterranean Shipping Company and Mitsui OSK to take effect in April of 2007. This cooperation will allow continuity of product quality and scope of coverage from the US East Coast to the East Coast South America.

The service will offer weekly calls in Norfolk, Philadelphia, New York and Baltimore in the US, and Santos, Buenos Aires, Rio Grande, Sao Francisco do Sul, and Salvador on the east coast of South America.

Parallel with the start of this new cooperation, APL will discontinue the existing cooperation with Maersk Line on the NASA service that will exit the trade after its last sailing from Santos on April 14th. APL will also discontinue its existing cooperation with Hamburg Sud on the Tango service with a final sailing from Suape on April 12th.