The service began on September 2 from the Port of Manzanillo, Mexico, with one vessel deployed. In addition, it intends to add a second vessel to enable weekly calls before the end of the year.
'The bi-weekly service will complement our existing West Coast X-Press (WCX) service and expand our network by connecting the SSA terminal in Manzanillo to ports in Central America,' the company said.
The new service calls at Manzanillo (Mexico) (SSA), Acajutla, San Lorenzo, Manzanillo (Mex) (SSA). The line will complete the itinerary in two weeks with fortnightly sailings, using the 1,341 TEU vessel 'Alioth'.
The 'MCX' service will complement X-Press' weekly 'WCX' service on the West Coast of Central America, operated in conjunction with Evergreen and Cosco Shipping, which is expected to remain as is.
'WCX' service calls at Lazaro Cardenas, Manzanillo (Mex), Puerto Quetzal, Acajutla, Puerto Caldera, Balboa, Puerto Caldera, Corinto, San Lorenzo, Acajutla, Puerto Quetzal, Lazaro Cardenas, using four vessels of about 1,700 TEU. CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd participate through slots.