COSCO and OOCL Announced Delayed start of the new East Mediterranean – America Service (EMA)

In consideration of the current COVID-19 situation, COSCO Shipping Lines and OOCL have decided to postpone the start of the maiden voyage of their new EMA service. The first sailing will be now on April 25th, 2020 from Haifa.

As such, the first commencing voyage from the Mediterranean (westbound) will now be:

WeekSailingPortBerth ETA
17EMA-BOB-200 WHaifaApril 25

The first departing voyage from North America (eastbound) will now be:

WeekSailingPortBerth ETD
21EMA-BOB-200 ESavannahMay 20

EMA, as a dedicated service between East Mediterranean and East Coast America, will offer competitive transit times and provide more service frequencies in the market. By including Genoa and Algeciras port calls, this service will also engage in Genoa and Algeciras west bound service and provide diverse intra Mediterranean services through multi-stage utilization of the service. With the introduction of the new EMA service, the shipping lines aim to offer enhanced service quality by meeting customer’s demand in the niche market.

For further information about the service, please contact the local offices for more details.

Source: COSCO, OOCL