China gets closer to Latin America
Hong Kong-headquartered carrier OOCL, an affiliate of Cosco Shipping since 2018, is introducing the Transpacific Latin Pacific 6 (TLP6) service as a link between China and West Coast South America.
In addition to OOCL’s existing TLP1, TLP2, TLP3 services, TLP6 will provide direct connections from China to Mexico, Guatemala, and Chile, offering a transit time of 22 days from Shanghai to Puerto Quetzal and 32 days to San Antonio.
The port rotation of the new TLP6 will be as follows: Hong Kong - Shekou - Ningbo - Shanghai - Manzanillo (Mexico) - Puerto Quetzal - San Antonio - Hong Kong. The first vessel on this service will sail from Hong Kong with an ETA in Latin America on 28 June 2022. (sh)