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COSCO Shipping connects Europe and South America with new ESE2 Service

COSCO Shipping has introduced a new weekly service ESE2 starting this September. This will connect north Europe and the Mediterranean with the east coast of South America, with a fastest transit time of only 12 days between Algeciras, Spain and Santos, Brazil. Santos-Rotterdam takes just 18 days, and the reverse in 26 days.

ESE2 fully covers eastern South America, connecting markets such as Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay more effectively. It includes calling at major ports such asSantos, Rio de Janeiro, Paranagua, Itapoa and others in Plata.

With ESE2’s calls in various base ports in Europe, including consumer markets such as UK, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium, customers can rely on improved delivery to the European region. Calling at Lisbon signals the continuous development for potential markets.

The new branded ESE2 service will begin on 16 September 2023 in Montevideo, Uruguay, with COSCO SHIPPING’s ‘Xin Nan Tong’ to become the very first vessel on the new route. In Europe, ‘Xin Chong Qing’ will start on 21 September 2023 from Rotterdam.

The rotation is as follows: 

Rotterdam – London Gateway – Hamburg – Antwerp – Lisbon – Algeciras – Santos – Paranagua – Montevideo – Buenos Aires – Itapoa – Paranagua – Santos – Rio De Janeiro – Algeciras – Rotterdam.

Source: Cyann Fielding, AntwerpXL 2023

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