Hapag-Lloyd further improves the Europe Australia Express service (EAX), one of its prime products.
As of December the French ports Fos sur Mer and Pointe de Galets (La RÃ©union) will be added to the EAX rotation on the Southbound leg. Furthermore, the Italian call on the Northbound leg will be switched from Genoa to Salerno. With this step, Hapag-Lloyd will improve direct port coverage in Southern Italy while at the same time maintaining good coverage of Northern Italy via other Hapag-Lloyd services and a good train connection. South Italian customers will also benefit from a direct export service to Northern Europe.
The competitive transit times of 30 to 36 days from Northern Europe to Australia will remain unchanged. The new port rotation (as of â€œBox Emmaâ€ sailing from Tilbury on 11 December) will be as follows: Tilbury â€“ Hamburg â€“ Rotterdam â€“ Le Havre â€“ Fos â€“ Genoa â€“ Damietta â€“ (Suez Passage) â€“ Pointe de Galets â€“ Fremantle â€“ Melbourne â€“ Sydney â€“ Adelaide â€“ Singapore â€“ Pt. Kelang â€“ Chennai â€“ Colombo â€“ Cochin â€“ (Suez Passage) â€“ Damietta â€“ Malta â€“ Salerno â€“ Tilbury