Hapag-Lloyd will launch the new regular service Turkey East Coast Express (TEX) in mid May 2022. The weekly liner service will connect westbound the three Turkish ports of Izmit, Aliaga and Mersin with the US East Coast ports of New York, Norfolk and Savannah. A stopover in the port of Tangier, the western Mediterranean hub of global cargo traffic, additionally provides customers with optimal connections to the worldwide network. Also eastbound excellent connections from the U.S. East Coast to Turkey and our hub in Tangier are offered.
"With the new service, we are responding to increased customer demand for container shipments between Turkey and the U.S. East Coast. By calling at only a few strategic ports, we speed up the transport and can offer correspondingly short transit times. The service, which is fully operated by Hapag-Lloyd, enables our customers to plan more reliably despite the current challenges in the market," explains Lando Schlese, Director Trade Management Atlantic at Hapag-Lloyd.
The new Turkey East Coast Express (TEX) offering very attractive transit times both, westbound and eastbound between Turkey and the U.S. East Coast will be operated weekly with 6 vessels and has the following routing:
Mersin - Izmit - Aliaga - Tangier - New York - Norfolk - Savannah - Tangier - Mersin.