The services, named as North Europe East Mediterranean Express (NEX) and North Europe Turkey Express (NTX), will be the first direct services between the two regions in ONE's network, the carrier said in a statement.
'The new direct coverage will offer customers first class transit times in the market. The inaugural services will also be calling at Moroccan and Spanish transshipment hubs, Tangier and Algeciras, connecting cargo to other worldwide destinations throughout ONE's global network,' the carrier added.
The first sailings for the NEX will be the CC Alcazar voy.0NV85S1MA arriving Southampton on January 15, while the inaugural sailing for the NTX will be the Nordsummer voy.0HF9ES1MA arriving Southampton January 17.
The service rotation of the NEX: Southampton, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, Le Havre, Tangier, Malta, Alexandria (Dekheila), Damietta, Beirut, Mersin, Iskenderun, Algeciras and returning to Southampton.
The NTX will call Southampton, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, Malta, Gebze, Istanbul (Ambarli), Gemlik, Aliaga, Tangier and returning to Southampton.
'These new services are expected to create an excellent, reliable and efficient transport option for our valued customers,' the carrier said.