Hapag-Lloyd starts Turkey East Coast Express (TEX) service

  • Fast connection between Turkey and North America
  • Port of Tangier with excellent connection to global network

Hapag-Lloyd will launch the new regular service Turkey East Coast Express (TEX) in mid May 2022. The weekly liner service will connect westbound the three Turkish ports of Izmit, Aliaga and Mersin with the US East Coast ports of New York, Norfolk and Savannah. A stopover in the port of Tangier, the western Mediterranean hub of global cargo traffic, additionally provides customers with optimal connections to the worldwide network. Also eastbound excellent connections from the U.S. East Coast to Turkey and our hub in Tangier are offered.

"With the new service, we are responding to increased customer demand for container shipments between Turkey and the U.S. East Coast. By calling at only a few strategic ports, we speed up the transport and can offer correspondingly short transit times. The service, which is fully operated by Hapag-Lloyd, enables our customers to plan more reliably despite the current challenges in the market," explains Lando Schlese, Director Trade Management Atlantic at Hapag-Lloyd.

The new Turkey East Coast Express (TEX) offering very attractive transit times both, westbound and eastbound between Turkey and the U.S. East Coast will be operated weekly with 6 vessels and has the following routing:

Mersin - Izmit - Aliaga - Tangier - New York - Norfolk - Savannah - Tangier - Mersin.

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About Hapag-Lloyd
With a fleet of 253 modern container ships and a total transport capacity of 1.8 million TEU, Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world’s leading liner shipping companies. The Company has around 14,100 employees and 421 offices in 137 countries. Hapag-Lloyd has a container capacity of approximately 3.1 million TEU – including one of the largest and most modern fleets of reefer containers. A total of 126 liner services worldwide ensure fast and reliable connections between more than 600 ports on all the continents. Hapag-Lloyd is one of the leading operators in the Transatlantic, Middle East, Latin America and Intra-America trades.


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