Two new all-water services are now offered from the Port of Savannah, Ga.?one via the Suez Canal and the other through the Panama Canal. The weekly Suez Express (SZX) has increased capacity via Savannah to and from India and Southeast Asia. Eight vessels are deployed for this new service. APL is providing five ships; Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) are providing the other three vessels.
The Suez Express originates in Singapore and calls on Colombo, Sri Lanka, before Savannah, then returns via Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Port Klang, Malaysia; and then Singapore. It will take just 25 days for the SZX service to transit from Singapore to Savannah.
The second new service is the weekly East Coast Savannah Express (ESX), which will provide increased capacity between South and Central China and Savannah via the Panama Canal. The ESX deploys eight vessels. One comes from APL, two from CMA CGM, three from HMM, and two from MOL.
The ESX (called the SAX by CMA CGM) will offer a transit time of just 22 days from Hong Kong to Savannah, making this service the fastest available to the U.S. East Coast. The ESX originates in Ningbo, China, then calls on Shanghai; Chiwan, China; Hong Kong; Panama; Savannah; New York; Norfolk, Va.; and then back to Ningbo through the Panama Canal.
Company: Georgia Ports Authority
Company URL: www.gaports.com