Hatsu Marine has added two more post-Panamax container vessels to its fleet.
The 8063TEU C-type vessel Hatsu Crystal was delivered on 12 May 2006 and was immediately phased into the Evergreen Group’s CEM service, where slots are allocated between Evergreen Marine Corporation, Italia Marittima and Hatsu.
The CEM service, which links China with North Europe and the Mediterranean, is now being maintained by an identical fleet of C-type vessels, four provided by Evergreen Marine Corporation and two each from Hatsu and Italia Marittima. Hatsu Crystal arrived in the UK on 12 June.
The 7024TEU S-type vessel Hatsu Smile has entered service on the WAE route, a pendulum service linking the West Coast of North America, Asia and North Europe.
She joined this service on 3 June in Osaka, Japan, and arrived in Thamesport in the UK on 2 July 2006.