Hapag-Lloyd enhances its Atlantic loop
The Hamburg-based carrier Hapag-Lloyd has announced changes in its Atlantic Loop 3 Service (AL3) sailing between the United States and Europe. The weekly, dedicated US flag service, complementing the AL2, will see the addition of the 4,250 teu vessel “Rio Grande Express”.
The upgrade to a six vessel rotation is expected to improve the reliability of the AL3 service. The “Rio Grande Express” will also be flagged under the United States, completing the entire loop of US flag vessels, which will provide valuable opportunities for US mariners and reinforce the carrier's commitment to the US flag fleet.
The AL3 service connects the vessel’s new homeport Houston (TX, USA) with the port of Hamburg in Germany. (fd)