Taiwanese carrier Yang Ming is to add three Mediterranean and six Baltic feeder services.
In a 25 June announcement the carrier also said it would use Piraeus, Rotterdam, and Hamburg as the transhipment ports to link with its global network.
Yang Ming chartered 15 14,000 teu box ships, which it has been using since April, with self-operated feeder services opening in the Baltic in May.
The company has also successfully reapplied for authorised economic operator (AEO) certification from Taiwan’s ministry of finance after its previous three-year certificate expired.
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The AEO system, one of the Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade (SAFE) adopted by the World Customs Organization after the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, is built on the concept of customs-to-business partnership. It sets out a range of standards to guide companies, governments, and international organisations in reinforcing the security of the global supply chain and facilitating trade.
Taiwan’s ministry of finance, as part of its Ubiquitous Economy and Trade Network Plan, is encouraging companies to obtain AEO certification.