MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) announced on Monday a new service between the US West Coast and Asia which will take effect from April 2017.

MSC Announce New Lotus Service

Container ship MSC Clorinda - Image courtesy of Manuel Hernández Lafuente

The service enables MSC to provide their customers with increased regularity of departures and a wider selection of ports.

The service will offer direct connections to/from South East Asia, South China, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The LOTUS service will operate outside the 2M network on a slot-swap agreement between MSC and Hyundai Merchant Marine.

Source: MSC