Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Hapag-Lloyd, two of the largest container shipping companies in the world, have concluded a “Bilateral Strategic Feeder Network Cooperation Agreement”.
The collaboration between ocean carriers aims to provide the market with a superior feeder network by leveraging the competitive advantages of both companies.
As part of their strategic agreement, ONE and Hapag-Lloyd will share capacity on their feeder services and introduce a new intra-Europe service: the North Sea Poland Express (NPX).
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In addition to this, both companies have already ushered in a new intra-Asia service in 2018.
Jeremy Nixon, Chief Executive Officer of ONE, commented: “This new cooperation is another strong footnote to the existing bilateral partnership.
“We are convinced that together with Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express will continue to enrich our feeder network portfolio and provide more premium feeder service to our respective customers.”
Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd, added: “This new cooperation strengthens Hapag-Lloyd’s and Ocean Network Express’s footprints in Europe as well as expands both companies’ service portfolios in Asia.
“With this new cooperation we are able to offer our customers worldwide a far better and consistent feeder network.”
Ocean Network Express and Hapag-Lloyd also operate together within THE Alliance and cooperate on their Latin America, Africa and Indian subcontinent trades.