MSC has launched its new Zephyr service and has revamped its existing Santana and Sentosa services on the Asia-U.S. network, connecting China and U.S., starting in July. The start of the Zephyr service from mid-July is subject to regulatory approval.
Zephyr – New Asia-US Gulf Coast and South Atlantic service
This new weekly service will enable MSC to offer direct connections from northern China and South Korea to the U.S. Gulf Coast. It includes a direct call to Port Everglades, which until now as only been offered via transshipment. The following rotation will apply, with the first sailing of MSC Bremen, voyage 229A, ETD Shanghai on 20 July 2022: Shanghai – Ningbo – Busan – Cristobal – Houston – Port Everglades – Savannah – Lazaro Cardenas – Shanghai
The existing Santana service rotation will be revised with the addition of Da Chan Bay in China, as well as calls at Baltimore and Boston in the U.S. Da Chan Bay and Boston will be offered as direct calls from Asia to USEC, and no longer via transshipment. The full rotation is as follows, with the first sailing by MSC ELLEN, voyage 228A, ETD Haiphong on 15 July 2022. Haiphong – Da Chan Bay – Shanghai – Busan – Panama Canal – Charleston – Baltimore – New York – Boston – Suez Canal – Singapore – Haiphong
The new rotation will include two calls in China: Da Chan Bay and Shekou to increase the network coverage in China. The full rotation is as follows, with the first sailing by CONTI CHIVALRY, voyage 225A, with ETD Singapore on 5 July 2022: Port Klang – Singapore – Tanjung Pelepas – Laem Chabang – Vung Tau – Da Chan Bay – Shekou – Long Beach – Oakland – Vung Tau