Hamburg, 18. February 2008.The shipping companies Hamburg S’d and Hapag-Lloyd are restructuring the EPIC service between Europe and the Middle East/India. The two lines will be deploying six 4,000 TEU vessels with a weekly frequency in this trade, with Hapag-Lloyd providing four of them and Hamburg S’d two units. The ships each have a capacity of 400 reefer plugs. The first sailing is planned for the beginning of May.

The final rotation is to be announced shortly.