Evergreen is on the way merging two of its Far East/ Middle East/ Gulf services from May 2009, that will take around 2,800 TEUs of weekly capacity out of the trade.
From mid-May, the Far East/Arabian Persian Gulf (APG) and the China Araban Persian Gulf 2 (CPG2) services will be merged under one APG-style service that will also include calls in China. Presently, the APG service operates with 2,800 TEUs of weekly capacity and covers Taiwan, southern China, South East Asia, Indian sub-continent and Middle East, whereas the CPG2 service operates with 3,400 TEUs of weekly capacity and covers China, South East Asia, Indian sub-continent, Middle East.
Under the new APG service, port calls in China and Taiwan will be incorporated and the capacity presently operated on the CPG2 service will be deployed. New port rotation of the APG will be Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Colombo, Jebel Ali, Damman, Bandar Abbas, Singapore, Laem Chabang, Hong Kong and Qingdao.
Source: PR News/ Copy 6022/ 26 April 2009